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Symphonic Sun (2017)

36.22"W x 48.03"H x 0.9"D

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David Tracey

Earlwood, NSW

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: clouds, cloudscape, blue sky, beautiful sky, summer colors

Media: acrylic on canvas, wood

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

Year Created: 2017

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The full orchestra is present today; the large dark masses of cloud and the lighter notes too, skipping through the sunbeams! It has been quite a show, with vast volumes intertwined and unfolding across the sky; but here it is, the final grand movement begins!

Yellows and reds at the horizon with huge darker shapes above, this setting sun is sumptious and grand. Still plenty of light in the sky, this lovely painting has a wonderful sense of distance and scale.

Not too dark even for a light coloured room; acrylic on canvas mounted onto framed hardwood, this portrait aspect skyscape is perfect for a narrow wall. Light the bottom third in the evening to create a magic hour all night long!
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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