Artist Statement: My canal paintings are really the only ones where I paint any perspective depth. Usually I like flat subjects with only illusions of shallow depth. I just love the canals and their reflections, and I have painted many. At the moment this is only one of two I have left.
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
CHG Director's Statement: The consummate professional artist, Rick Everingham has developed an Italian lifestyle after frequent trips overseas led to a sea-change of residence to Tuscany, Italy. As a consistent exhibitor at CHG we have understood the fascination of patina and soft reflective colours revealed as they mellow.
An enriched base of colour suppressed by the European light produces a mottled surface on walls, courtyards, porticos and facades of Italian architecture. Everingham's paintings capture a moment of observation, a time, lifestyle or recreation.
There is a suggestion of mood or setting that is most pleasing to the eye, this feeling is further reinforced if the viewer has travelled or understands the seduction of Italy and its people.
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