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«The Urban Dweller: Pigeon». Chris Rutledge Chris Rutledge
«The Urban Dweller: Pigeon» is a large-scale acrylic painting that brings the viewer face-to-face with a pigeon, one of the most ubiquitous birds in urban settings. Created using thick, bold strokes of paint on canvas, the painting offers a close-up, side profile of the bird standing on a wet, dripping pavement, its everyday habitat rendered with an unexpected beauty.

The pigeon's plumage is a spectacle of colors, rendered in blues and a myriad of other shades that come together to form a fascinating patina. The bird, often overlooked due to its commonality, is given a moment of glory and distinction through the artist's skillful use of color and technique. The artist's use of both bold and thin brush strokes adds depth and texture to the pigeon's form, capturing the subtle sheen of its feathers and the gentle curve of its body.

The pavement beneath the pigeon, depicted as wet and dripping, adds an element of contrast to the image. The artist uses a combination of vivid and pastel colors to create a reflection of the bird on the wet surface, adding a level of depth and realism to the painting. This use of reflection also suggests a moment frozen in time, a snapshot of the pigeon's life in the bustling city.

The thick application of paint on the canvas creates a textured surface, lending a three-dimensional quality to the painting. Despite its impressionistic approach, the painting manages to retain an impressive level of detail, capturing the essence of the pigeon with a remarkable accuracy.

In «The Urban Dweller: Pigeon», the artist invites us to reconsider our perception of the mundane and the everyday, turning an ordinary scene into a piece of art that is as engaging as it is thought-provoking.
«The Urban Dweller: Pigeon»
Art by Independent Artists,  Digital Art,  Digital Art
Author: Chris Rutledge
3.8 x  101.6 x  76.2 cm  /   1.5 x  40 x  30 in
Themes: Wild Animals  /   Genre: Impressionnism  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Independant artists  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: may 17, 2023 / Modified: may 17, 2023
Copyright Chris Rutledge

«The Urban Dweller: Pigeon»
1,053 €  747 £  1,200 $ 
Private collection
Chris Rutledge
Chris Rutledge
Artist Painter 
Longmont, United States
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