Painting 'Left Turn 2'
24"x 30" acrylic and oil on panel. Available at the Kurbatoff Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
Described by James as an absolute joy to create, this piece shows his increasing confidence in using the palette knife. A dark red car's signal light is indicating a left turn at an intersection. It is painted with a wide spectrum of warm colours, ranging from dark cherry to hot red-orange. Notes of lilac-coloured, coral, turquoise, and light blue rivulets all work together to hold the viewer's eye on the central subject. This picture, like many of his other ones, is inspired by photos taken during rainy weather. Needless to say, James is an avid weather enthusiast, always watching the forecast.