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

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John Finnie Street (Blue and Gold)
Acrylic on canvas
50x60cm

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.