Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sus Green

The City of Perth's "municipal officers" must give this little lane that runs between Murray and Wellington St's it's fair share of attention. To me it begs for some spray action. 
I've called it Sus Green because the lack of street art in this prime location has to be sus!

This ally provided me with a handful of possible compositions.



Blogger perugina said...

Hi David, great to see you posting again.
Your watercolours never disappoint!
You really know how to handle this medium. I like your subject matter, interesting and different.

Will you be exhibiting this and those other gorgeous works below this post in the up coming Watercolour Society of WA Annual Awards Exhibition? I hope so.

October 5, 2008 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger wayne said...

The compositon here is what strikes me most. The foreground cool green wall is a difficult and very unusual subject to tackle IMO. Also the left-right-down diagonal in the composition --very rare, yet it adds to the way the work grabs your attention. The close-up is awesome! That rusty pipe against the wall, masterful, and...'The Wall'!! ???Green Floyd This piece taken together with the Window series is showing David as a master not only of composition but of colour too. There is a refreshing diversity of colour and compositon in recent works. As I heard a football coach in the English football A-league recently say of a side that was thrashing a rather predictable opposition, "Predictability is out. Versatility is in". David is in the versatility 'Zone'. And IMO that is where art is headed. More power to you, David!

October 5, 2008 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Thanks Patricia, No I've been out of circulation for a while so had not organized myself well enough to enter that award exhibition.
How did you get to hear about it?
Friend, art publication, psychic powers..?

October 6, 2008 at 4:51 AM  
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October 6, 2008 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Thanks Wayne, That is one uplifting post.
I need to have subject matter that lies between where I work in the Royal Perth Hosp campus and the general city precinct. I collect subjects with my camera during my lunch breaks. As such an odd ally or two has to sneak between the windows.
Not so interested in painting the people, but rather things about the people. Sometimes the photos get some chromatic work on the computer before I paint them, this one didn't need it. The building is pretty much this colour so it was a simple matter of mixing with direct reference to the photo. I think the uploaded jpeg's a little cooler but close enough.
Thanks again! I buy a you a beer one of these days.

October 6, 2008 at 5:28 AM  
Blogger perugina said...

David, I had forgotten to click the email option and have checked back with you this morning.

You are most welcome… and glad that you are back after having a short break. I really would have liked to have said what Wayne expressed so eloquently here regarding this piece, however I lack the language of art as I have not studied it, leaving me with feelings of inadequacy. (frown)

So reading these exchanges between “the three big guns” are an education unto itself which may over time see me gain a “masters in art!” Do you think? Tee hee hee…

Ummm…now how did I hear about THAT Exhibition?
A girl should have some secrets!(smile)

October 6, 2008 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

If this weren't signed, I'd still know it's your's by that bitchin pipe coming out from the wall - the color and texture has TFD all over it. Nice to see PG and Wayne here, and I echo the comments. Count me as a Wannabe Aussie Artist, there must be something special in the water down there!

October 8, 2008 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

David - new work! Excellent to view these recent entries in the Hall of Burge. You did take on a brush full in this successful endeavor to capture the look and feel of the alley. The blending of the aqua tones in the brick-work is not just brilliant but quite functional in leading the eye about. The complementary outside pipe really adds to the strength of the overall construction. I also like how the tire acts as a punctuation point in the middle ground. A fair day in Perth and a beautiful painting.

October 14, 2008 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I am late to join the other admirers of your recent works David, but I am definitely just as enthusiastic! You have taken watercolour to a new and exciting level.Fantastic work!

October 24, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

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