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24x24" Erratic madness oil on canvas By Harry Carr For this piece I decided to take forward the scratching technique and incorporate it into this piece. This technique eludes to the madness and the feeling of being overwhelmed when in a huge city. This piece is very textural ,which was done to enhance the hectic mood of the piece. The composition of the cityscape Is intriguing because I purposely made some of the roads large to contrast against the smallness of the side streets. The thick bold roads also play to the idea that cities are very segregated places. people tend to stay in areas where their race , religion or nationality has settled. This means that people don't know much about each other and this turns into racism. the piece was painted one way then I moved the piece around to see which way looked more interesting and unusual. I quite liked this way of working because I didn't know how the piece was eventually going to look.
An Idea Begins... - a Sussex seascape
This is a 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches seascape skyscape painting that was inspired by a day out in Brighton. It shows a very small figure walking along the beach with a drama happening in the sky as he or she is forming an idea. The sun is partially hidden by the clouds but is emerging through them and forming patterns with them. It is semi abstract, expressionistic in style and the colours range from golden yellow through to deep reds and purples. Having lived in Brighton as an art student, I often had my best ideas and epiphany's walking the stony beach there. It is where I recovered my senses after upsets and made plans for the future. Humans need space in order to get a perspective on their lives and to sort out problems and not go mad. The sea is a wonderful place to do this so this painting is simply intended as a thank you to the sea and sky. The edges are white and no frame is needed.
A view of a pathway running between the houses. It is getting towards evening and the sun is starting to sink in the sky. It is painted in oils on a canvas panel and comes complete in a wooden frame with a gold finish as illustrated in the photograph. The painting size is 10 x 8 inches with a 1 inch wide frame.