Christine Rasmussen

Azure and Salmon

  • Oil on canvas
  • 48 x 60 x 1.5 in
  • Christine Rasmussen

Like many of my subjects, I've taken creative liberties away from my source photo for this painting, including making the building pink. It has a sort of floating quality among the clouds, like a strange spaceship, that I find fascinating. There's a lovely contrast between the grandeur of the whole and the details within, especially those in the windows.

The title comes from a travel magazine in which I read a wonderful description of a sunrise off the coast of an island and these colors, "Azure and Salmon" were used. At a time when travel was all but impossible, I conjured up this mental image for myself, even while looking at this strange, industrial yet pink building - my own inner poetry and imagination at work.

  • Subject Matter: Urban landscape
  • Created: 2020
  • Collections: 2020-21: And...
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