July Construction, an oil painting by artist Francisco Silva

July Construction

Oil on canvas, 14" x 11", 2020

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This scene caught my interest while on vacation in Cape May when I took a random snapshot. The color and texture of the dumpster were visually attractive, as well as the contrast it created against the bicyclist. I decided to accentuate this contrast by painting the bicycle in a complementary color and using bare canvas as my lightest value. The raw canvas contrasted against other parts of the painting created by building layers of paint.