My final painting for this month’s art show was inspired by one of my favourite photographs (below) which I took using an eight-second exposure. It was quite a windy evening and so the kinetic sculpture is moving just as much as the tree, something I really wanted to show in the painting. I’ll post WIP photos later in the week. There are a few more photos of Phil Price’s wonderful sculpture ‘Nucleus’ in action here.
Anyone who knows Christchurch will appreciate that although the sculpture is still standing, the Majestic Theatre/Majestic House (on the left) and the ANZ Bank Chambers building were damaged beyond repair by earthquakes a few years ago and are no longer with us. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to take lots of photographs in the central city in the months prior to those devastating events.
4 thoughts on “Eight seconds”
I like your painting so much more than the photo, Anna! You captured what mattered. Absolutely unique and atmospheric!
Thank you so much, Leslie. It’s one I’d quite like to hold on to… but I can’t keep everything : )
Well, Anna, I have to say,for me, your photo-reference itself has that beautiful painterly quality and light to it. Wonderful! :O)
Wonderful. I like very much when your article goes with a history, because I can understand better your artwork.