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Look Beyond (2017)

36.22"W x 48.03"H x 0.9"D

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David Tracey

Earlwood, NSW

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: land-sea-sky, sunlight, sunlight through clouds, clouds, telegraph poles, suburban landscape, cloudscape, sunset painting

Media: acrylic, oil on canvas, wood

Size: 36.22"W x 48.03"H x 0.87"D

Year Created: 2017

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Our familiar world closes slowly around us, envelopes us so that eventually it's all we see. We know what's there so we stop looking. Yet beautiful things can exist beyond our normal world; ideas and hope and beauty are there for the observant.

This lovely sky seems interrupted by wires and poles, but they help to give it scale, focus and even context. Painted in acrylic, finished in oil, on canvas mounted onto a solid framed panel. This window to the sky can bring a moment of drama and colour to your home.

Two framing picture D shape rings on back with picture hanging wire.

I am an artist based in Sydney, Australia. I like to create beautiful art in a digital realism style where painting technique creates the look of the modern world as we now perceive it through digital techniques. For many years I worked as a scenic artist creating sets and backdrops for film and television, painting very large images in film studios. It was high pressure and short deadlines but what a great time! With the advent of computer graphics, I moved on to creating realistic animated content commercially, again specializing in environments and surface textures. But I have come back to painting, still the most satisfying medium. Portraits now, and skyscapes too, sometimes both on the same canvas. I work in oil and acrylics now, painting our modern world; both so rich and beautiful. I learnt so much from the modern disciplines (film work, computer graphics, photography) and found it all is relevant when painting. I use these modern elements to lift the image, to meet the expectations of the modern eye. Even flares, artifacts and scattering all work beautifully in oil to create a visually satisfying piece that is still clearly handmade, wrought by human creativity.

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