Light, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness

John Ratcliffe

aka "White". The painting is from a photograph I took of the Statue of Liberty a few years ago. It is one of a series of monochrome paintings where I experimented with tone. The series, "Red, White and Blue", represents the colours of the flags from the countries involved. My original photograph is rather bland (see my Reference Photos) so I added the snow storm to fit the series. I also added the sunset because a plain whiteout was too boring.

There are some cracking photos of Liberty in snow and at sunset that I have used for inspiration but I still feel it lacks something.

I am having another go at this because I think I can improve it.

  • Media: Oil
  • Subject: Cityscape, Figure, Waterscape
  • Size: 40cm x 50cm

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