This is of a street in Kits on 7th Avenue between MacDonald and Stephens. I used to live near there a decade or two ago. I love painting with a Crayola spectrum of ROYGBIV (Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet): having all the colors in the rainbow in almost equal strength can’t help but evoke some sense of joy. Rainbow colors really are the simplest form of happiness – it’s childlike and reminiscent of Saturday-morning cartoons.
Kitsilano has a lot of students, immigrants, and ex-hippies: these are all people who move around and don’t stay long – but while they’re there, they tend to leave a huge impression of color and character. They may leave the gardens unkempt and unmanicured, but they post dreamcatchers, flags, and and see-through rainbows in the windows.
Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ X 30″
Located at: Private collection (CB)