Materials: Acrylic on canvas board.
Availability: For sale $500.
This is a medium sized painting and therefore somewhat expensive to pack and ship.
To ship this painting to a location in Australia it would cost approximately $140.
To ship this painting to most locations worldwide it would cost approximately $320.
More information on how I pack and ship my paintings can be found here.
The story behind Southern California Landscape
My first photorealist painting’s source photo was taken from Snap, an American BMX magazine. I realised that a grid would enable a detailed drawing to be made; so I took the magazine pages, stuck them together and drew a grid over the top with a biro.
The picture features two riders prominently – Christophe LeVeque and John Purse, who at the time was dominating the sport of BMX. This race was called the So. Cal. Nationals and this became the basis for the title of the painting – ‘Southern California landscape’.
There was a smaller image on the left which was overlayed onto the main image, which was a problem. My solution was to use whiteout to cover it and interpret how the shadows would form. Just as I was finishing the painting, I needed reassurance that I had got it right. So I e-mailed the magazine, explained my situation, and they e-mailed the original image back. I was thankfully spot on!
Although this painting is to be sold unframed this is what it could look like. It is shown for a better understanding of its size and presence.