Vikki Hastings Artist

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John Finnie Street

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Another John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, painting – only this time on a larger 50x60cm canvas.

John Finnie Street

A little 30x40cm painting of John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock

John Finnie Street


John Finnie Street (Blue and Gold)
Acrylic on canvas

For me, painting has become less about detail, and more about mark making.

I can dot and dash my brushes all over a canvas, using colours that will both bully and play with each other, in order to give the impression of John Finnie Street, without ever having to think about what a window, a brick, a doorway, a traffic light, or a car should look like.

Although, the finished product is a recognisable image, the process is hugely abstract.

This is when I can fall in love with a painting, because it’s nothing but shapes and colours, disguised as a street in Kilmarnock.