View In Room
View In Room
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 60.9cm (H) x 76.2cm (W) x 1cm (D) / 24" (H) x 30" (W) x 0.4" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
My visits to Hanging Rock in the Mt. Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Australia definitely have had a strong visual influence on me recently. Hanging rock is a mysterious place and the rocks are beautifully unreal, and I hope this painting expresses the strangeness of it. I've used the scratch back technique to reveal the complementary colors underneath.
- This comes with string/wire on the back to hang the artwork.
- The sides of the canvas are painted as well.
- The work is varnished for protection front and sides.
- Signed at the back with my name, date, and artwork title.
- In situ photo not to scale.
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Based in: Melbourne
Joseph Villanueva is a sgraffito abstract impressionist artist based in Melbourne, working primarily in acrylics. His technique involves scratching through a layer of still-wet paint to reveal complementary colours underneath.
He has a background in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. His paintings are inspired by his surroundings and the sensation of colors and textures. He enjoys landscapes in bloom, wonderous skies, garden vistas in explosions of flowers, and bright colors. Interiors are also a favorite subject inspiration from his plant collections at home. His palette of colors is often bright and optimistic, which echoes free-flowing linework dancing over the surface. Painting may seem totally abstract at first, but soon you'll realize the compositions are grounded in figurations and structural elements describing the flora, landscape, and bursting sky.
The elements of land, sky, and nature overlap each other in the painting. His technique is layered with consideration to background colors and washes, which eventually are uncovered in the final piece. He draws freehand over the wet paint with virtuosity and imaginative flare from memory - sometimes from observation and references.
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