Limited Edition Giclee Print on Paper, Edition of 90, 40.5 x 55.5 cm /16" x 22"
Commissioned for the Going for Gold Ball in 2012.
Commissioned for the Going for Gold Ball in 2012, there are two versions of The Lloyds Building paintings. Upon accepting the task, Paola Minekov faced a serious challenge - she had to paint two nearly identical scenes that could be featured either individually or as a pair. After a day of exploration, photographing and sketching, the artist noticed the changes in light reflections. These reflections gave out different colours and the concept for the two paintings was born!
A warmer of the two paintings, The Lloyds Building, On a Sunny Day was created in a process similar to the one employed by Monet when he was painting multiple versions of the Rouen Cathedral. A completely abstract composition, with only slight hints to the actual subject, is made out of contrasting nuances of reds, yellows, and blues. Even the slanted view conceals the static nature of the building, as its lines extend beyond the canvas, allowing the observer to imagine the full scale of the depicted structure.