Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistDavid Ralph Platinum Member CollectionCityscapes
Description In the abstract watercolor painting 'Baltimore's Inner Harbor: Street Performer' by David Ralph, a crowd surrounds a street performer in the popular Inner Harbor area of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The street performer had lugged his two large trunks of wares down to the harbor this afternoon to do his dicey juggling act in the summer heat. He has taken the Light Rail train down from his shared apartment in the Charles North neighborhood. His juggling act involves a unicycle, sword, pin, and a bowling ball. He typically performs four shows a day if the weather holds up and he sometimes brings in $200. Aside from the street performers, Inner Harbor Baltimore is known for its seafood chains and other food court eateries, the souvenir shops, historic submarine and full mast ship tours, and the aquarium. Fans from the Baltimore Orioles baseball game stroll over after the finish, and water taxis carry groups of tourists across the Patapso to see the sites around the harbor.
David Ralph, Greenbelt, USA Member Since July 2006 Artist Statement *Originals can be purchased through my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/marcoimage.com).
David Ralph, owner of Marco Image & Concept, is a contemporary artist and illustrator who lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. David was born in 1964 in Red Bank, NJ and has been drawing since he was a toddler. His favorite topics to draw at the time were animals and sport figures. His first attempt at portraiture was as a 7-year old when he did a pencil drawing of baseball star, Roberto Clemente.
Today, David’s style of painting and illustration can best be described as geometric abstraction with influences ranging from the cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso to the primitive, cutout shapes of Henri Matisse. Other notable influences for David were Paul Cezanne’s fragmented landscapes and the geometrically-divided, flat-color canvases of Piet Mondrian.
To David, the simple elegance of the curve, the line, and the circle create the ideal two-dimensional plain of visual interest and appeal. And, to add color intensity, value contrast and balance to this space - along with repetition, texture and pattern - is to create a perfect harmony. It is to this goal that David sets down to sketch his next work of art.
David was once a member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and has displayed his work at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, MD, Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD, the New Deal Café in Greenbelt, MD and at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival.
The most common themes of David Ralph’s paintings and illustrations are the female figure, nature, music, people and sports.
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