This project was a commission for a 2.4 metre wide painting on three panels incorporating some of the streets, buildings and architecture of Hamilton, New Zealand. The design for the concept was completed using digital photography, drawing and 2D compositing software. Fairfield Bridge forms the main structure of the composition. It is a bridge over the Waikato north of the city. The buildings and landscape placements are designed to fit into the space of the painting in such a way as to incorporate a ‘wide’ viewpoint which isn’t possible in reality. It is a constructed viewpoint and an imagined one. In the left panel on one hill is a Victorian water tower, in reality away from the bridge near the city centre, and in the right panel is the Hamilton District Court.
The painting was painted on masonite board backed and supported with timber, sealed, prepared with a ground of gesso and painted with Schminke oil paint.