An original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
$2,000.00 - (plus $35.00, pack and ship)
In the beginning decades of the last century, a Kansas City real estate developer
decided to create a unique shopping district, away from the central business district,
which later became known as America's first shopping center He planned the
buildings and settings to have the character of a Spanish village, with decorative,
tiled walls, courtyards and towers. And as a distinctive part of his plan, he
purchased numerous European artworks, sculptures and fountains, to install
throughout the district.
Over the years, I have used a number of those fountains as subjects for drawing
and painting, including this painting of a masterfully carved, little, marble fountain,
shown here in the bright glow of sunrise. The arrival of the little bluebird at the
fountain is a wistful idea, but an unlikely occurrence at that location, in a busy
commercial district, in the middle of a large metropolitan area.
(click on image to enlarge)
subject must never be placed directly in the center of the canvas. But In this case,
I was more interested in trying to capture an accurate rendering of the sculpture,
than I was in using it only as a starting point from which to develop a painting of a
more expressive, personal viewpoint. So, I treated it as an example of classical,
monumental sculpture and put it in the center, even though it is not actually
monumental in size.