The Verandah - acrylic on canvas by ChristineBetts

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Acrylic/Gouache on Canvas
simple colours…repetition…light and shade…
my first really good painting. this painting changed my life…
my homage to Edward Hopper, particularly 1960 painting People in the Sun (National Museum of American Art Washington DC), the windows of ‘Summer Evening’ 1947, and ‘Summertime’ 1943. Now I just have to produce amazing work for the next 50 years or so and I may be able to hold a candle to the man as an artist…just gotta find me a subservient partner to cook and clean while I get famous…mmmm


beach, contrast, home, house, light, shadow, sun, sunbather, windows

I work as an in-house artist for a large and successful art consultancy so this portfolio represents the work I love to do, not the work I do to make a living! I enjoy my work ~ everyday brings something new ~ and the income I earn frees me to create the work I love in my spare time.

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  • abfabphoto
    abfabphotoalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Wish I lived there!
    Don’t ever doubt anything! You’re in the right place.
    The people here will give you motivation and encouragement, and more importantly feedback! Many are surprised when they sell something! I think your work is lovely and definitely have a lot of talent!

  • thankyou for your thoughtful words. You have made my day:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • abfabphoto
    abfabphotoalmost 6 years ago

    I’m glad! :)

  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftalmost 6 years ago

    Very Edward Hopper and very Gold Coast 1970 :)

  • THANKS Murray…just about two of the nicest things anyone could ever say;)

    – ChristineBetts

  • smile4me
    smile4meover 5 years ago

    You are very talented! Love the blue and the light in your painting ^ _ ^

  • thanks so much for the thoughtful comment:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisover 5 years ago

    Wonderful painting … terrific composition :)

  • thanks CJ – did you see it on the PiMT page? I am so excited!!

    – ChristineBetts

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisover 5 years ago

    Yep sure did … a great honour to you :))

  • :) – life has been a rollercoaster this week and all the highs have come from this website (yep I know I have to get out more…hehehehe)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Phil
    Philover 5 years ago

    Lovely work !

  • thanks Phil;)

    – ChristineBetts

  • artisan-market
    artisan-marketover 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured. Thought of Hopper soon as I saw this painting – before reading your description. You’re right on!

  • thanks so much!!

    – ChristineBetts

  • genaro1
    genaro1over 5 years ago

    nice shot

  • it’s a painting acutually. acrylic on canvas :) thanks:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    …yes, really like your style here Christine… has a wonderful flavour about it!

  • thanks again Paul:)

    – ChristineBetts

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