My work relies on the fundamentals of art. Color, shape, form, and line. The colors I use, are typical of a natural setting. The shapes and forms are based on real life objects that we see in the natural world. The lines are all based on observation.

 

From the man-made structures or designs, to plein air observations, they all represent a place, a path, a story, or a vision. In seeing the man-made structures or designs, sometimes we may not take into account the substantial amount of planning, labor, workforce, etc., that attributed to executing the finished construction.

 

When I paint the man-made structures, designs, or plein air, I want to feel as if I could go to that place, or that place could actually be a real place somewhere. I find the subject of transferring those images onto canvas very satisfying. Many times, these man-made designs, or plein air landscapes/cityscapes, can be overlooked. Just by the sheer mundanity of seeing them from day to day, week to week, year after year, ultimately comprising our entire life. However, when I see my finished painting, I can appreciate how the structures, designs, landscapes, and cityscapes, take on a new identity, removing the typical dullness, thus, giving rise to a new feeling.

- Luke Shipp

Unexpected Element, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

16” x 20”

$200

Patio, Building 1, Sinclair College, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

20” x 24”

NFS

A Railway, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

10” x 30”

NFS

3rd St., Sinclair College, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

16” x 20”

NFS

Country Road, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

10” x 10”

NFS

Nighttime Cityscape, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

36” x 48”

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