‘Enchanted Hill’ is painted using oil paint and pure pigment and acrylic on canvas. It is a medium sized painting on an artist’s high quality canvas stretcher which is warp resistant.
The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brush marks are visible on the surface of the canvas. It is painted using a combination of oil and acrylic paint which gives it extreme vibrancy and shine in some areas. In some areas of th painting the oil pigment is fluorescent which gives intense strong colour.
This painting and two others are based on anecdotes about Hearst castle in San Simeon, the home of media mogul William Randolph Hearst. In the letters between Julia Morgan the architect who designed the incredible building which encompassed Hearst's wonderful vision for 'The EnchantedHIll', , they describe their plans in letters to one another.
Morgan and Hearst planned for a zoo to be part of the estate and in the letters an array of incredible animals are described. In my painting which in which I reference real photographs and images but have collaged them together to create this fictional space that my characters in paint inhabit.
The wild bright colours bounce of each other and I have contrasted a lot of colour to intensify the drama of the space.
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Oil and acrylic on deep edge cotton canvas.