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Perspective Paintings Inspired by Christopher Pratt

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“My hope is that the objects I paint have the kind of intensity about them that incites the viewer to introspection.”

-Christopher Pratt

Christopher Pratt was born on December 9th, 1935.  He is a Canadian painter and printmaker. Christopher Pratt currently lives and works in St. Mary’s Bay, Newfoundland along the Salmonier River.  His identity as a Newfoundlander has a strong impact on his work.  His works are “filled with memories of people, places and events that have been filtered and clarified through his search for order and simplicity.”  His paintings have a timeless idealized quality to them.

Students used liquid watercolours to paint their night sky’s and followed the rules of a vanishing point to give their pieces perspective.

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Christopher Pratt and a Winter Landscape

“My hope is that the objects I paint have the kind of intensity about them that incites the viewer to introspection.” – Christopher Pratt

Christopher Pratt is one of Canada’s most prominent painters and printmakers. Born in St. Johns, Newfoundland in 1935 the nature and landscapes of his birthplace resonate throughout his work. In his paintings, Pratt explores many themes: landscapes, roadscapes, architecture, boats, interior spaces and the human figure.

We studied his painting, Solstice Drive to Saint Anthony and worked with watercolours, acrylic paint and learned about one point perspective.

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