6 thoughts on “Christmas On 8th

  1. shelley

    Incredible painting, Rex. I love so much about this painting, I don’t know where to start….if I HAD to though, it would be the drybrushing technique on the banners and the incredible sense of depth. Really neat use of both mediums.

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    1. Rex Beanland Post author

      Wow, thanks Shelley. This painting was done during a workshop I gave out in Okotoks last Saturday. Because of the nature of the class by the end I was just swinging for the fences. Maybe some of that came through. Rex

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      1. shelley

        Hi Rex,
        I’m still looking at this painting!! Another thing I like about it is the vertical composition. It brings the 2 sides of the street close together somehow and adds to the Chrismasy/wintery feel of it, if that makes sense. Even though its very evocative of Calgary, there is something almost old-world about this image, and I think the vertical composition helps make a wide street narrower and perhaps more old-fashioned. I really love the nostalgic feel of it, and it’s so interesting that you did this with downtown Calgary. Long live Stephen Avenue!!

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