Original painting 1m x 1.5m x 4cm
We all know New Zealand has more sheep than people.
But did you know that now we also have more road cones than people. Perhaps the highest number of road cones per capita in the world…something to be proud of , I don’t know, but I dedicate this painting to all those hardworking road workers and traffic management people out there doing their last push this week to get those projects finished before well earned summer break. This painting is from the series “Real New Zealand” where the focus has been on depicting real peoples lives, based on observations on passing situations, sometimes depicted with dark humour, sometimes having details with cryptic innuendo. Even though not likely to end up on someone’s pretty lounge wall today, these works are one of a kind, rare and unique, making them truly one off and in the long run more valued. And best of all very much fun to paint.
Sirpas technique is based on rich layers of color on textured canvas. The carefully selected under color for each tonality of light gives the paintings an air of depth.