Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Painting Nablus

I haven't painted in such a long time. Sharing a studio with painters reminded me what I was missing. Here's a process shot of recent work. In 2010 I painted a series of building facades from the Downtown Eastside, most of which have been demolished or renovated. My traditional palette is Canadian grey. Bright colours are not natural for me. 

I found this building while wandering through the old city of Nablus in Palestine. I read about Jalal Aslan Tile Factory months before and accidently stumbled across it. Jalal Aslan is the last of it's kind. Why am I drawn to paint pictures of endangered buildings?