Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.
Signed on the front.
Drawing on inspiration from the time when we could travel to magical places, 'Venice I' captures the impressions of gondolas reflecting off the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Oh for when we can travel to these wonderful places again and immerse ourselves in the fascinating culture of the Venetians and Italy.
The reflection of the gondolas forms bright, sparkling light when the sunlit subject reflects from tiny waves and ripples in a shaded area. A rippled but locally smooth surface such as water will reflect the light at different angles at each point on the surface of those small waves.
Having carefully studied the water and sunlight reflections on every trip to the river and ocean, I build the painting with multiple layers, adding various colours, shiny shimmering elements, dashes, splashes and dancing dots.
To quote Claude Monet - "These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession"
Reflections on water satisfy my obsession for shifting shapes and magical hidden layers and depths. When making my art, I search for elements, structure and places that intuitively fit into 'my reality'. This is why I frequently create imagery that's full of rhythms, colors, lines and most importantly, motion.
This series of paintings creates a gentle feeling of freedom and enlightenment. Viewers often say that they love my paintings because they portray a sense of restfulness. I love it when people feel a sense of fascination and satisfaction when my paintings adorn their walls for many years to come.
Every painting is varnished with professional quality artists varnish which gives a protective surface and exquisite sheen that strengthens the colour depth.
This painting is stretched on deep edged 3.5mm traditional kiln dried wooden stretcher bars that sit perfectly on your wall.
The edges are neatly finished, staple free and painted a rich black to complement this painting.
Some feedback from my art sold online:
'I was going to purchase just one, but I couldn’t bear the thought of separating them. They compliment each other and create movement and narrative that wouldn’t be complete without the other.'
'Love your work, excited to see more.'
'Bruce how on earth do you paint these? This work is another dimension.'
'It's modern, inspiring and really pleasing to the eye.'
'Your talent increases with every artwork you produce. I just love it!'
'Bruce is amazing to deal with - he was so helpful and excellent in his communication.'
'This canvas is amazingly beautiful and looks perfect in our rumpus. I do not have the words to say how much I love it. Thank you Bruce so much.'
‘The clever use of colour intensity merged with subtle hues is seductively mesmerising.’
‘I like the way the light and colours reflect and float with recurrent bursts of energy.’
Artist Recognition: Showed at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art 2019