‘Oranges’ is painted using oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a large painting on an artist’s high quality Windsor and Newton stretcher which is warp resistant.
The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brush marks are visible on the surface of the canvas.
This painting is one of a series of paintings that delve into the world of media Tycoon William Randolph Hearst and his fantasy playground - Hearst Castle.Hearst's wild visions are the inspiration for these paintings, forged from information and sentences found in the letters between and Julia Morgan, California's first female architect and Hearst himself.The paintings are pure technicolour fiction, collaged from the imagery of both Hearst Castle and other places and characters sharing in the fantasy party.
"In this case I reference old photographs and add modern elements and animals and adjust the colours. The wilder and more fantastical the better for me. Painting is my medium to explore fantasy and imagination."
Oil and acrylic on deep edge canvas
120cm x 120cm (47" x 47")
5cm deep (2") block canvas
Ruth Mulvie paints from her studio on the south coast. She has been passionate about art since she was a child and studied painting at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. Colour is at the heart of all her work; she creates highly collectible artworks of striking graphic quality with unexpected colour pairings, and strong exciting subjects. She returns time and time again to glamorous settings and vintage iconography and creates her own version of Contemporary Pop.