Yellow Mountain City
Original watercolor by Tim Myrick
20"w X 24.25"h
Winner of the Sedona Art Prize 2016 The musical rhythm of the buildings was exciting. The vertical movement in the perspective is countered by the swoop of Asian-designed rooftops, creating a counter-rhythm – in its purest sense like a quarter-note in a musical score. As a musician and artist, I have always found musical notes to have a beautiful graphic quality. This painting took me back to my childhood – struck by the beauty of a melodic sweep of musical notes while playing the trumpet. The buildings moving into the distance echoed that feeling. The figures in the painting were placed at specific points so that viewers can see themselves walking here. There is a sense of infinity that invites you to step into the past and walk down the cobblestone path in this ancient city.
Tim employs masterful techniques in transparent watercolor and dry-brush, to create paintings with unusual depth and detail. His subjects depict simple pleasures, respect for nature, and the ability to capture the unique warmth and character of people and their environments.
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