Artist: Charlie Barr
Title: Strolling Through Old Town
Medium: Acrylic on cement
Dimensions: 48"h x 24"w
"Strolling Through Old Town" is a vibrant and cement textured painting that depicts two women engaged in a casual interaction, with both of them holding their bicycles. One of the bicycles has a basket overflowing with colorful flowers, adding a burst of color against the more muted tones of the figures' clothing and the surrounding environment. The background features an array of buildings with a blend of various colors that suggest the play of light and shadow across the structure’ facades. The use of oranges, blues, and subtle red highlights gives the impression of a lively urban landscape. The overall composition is dynamic, with the use of rough textures and a mixture of thick and thin paint applications that enliven the surface and create a sense of depth. The juxtaposition of the cold architectural elements with the warmth of the figures and flowers creates a narrative and draws the viewer into the scene, inviting them to imagine the story unfolding between the two characters amidst the bustling city life.