Colorful City Art

Colorful City Art

This Colorful City Art I make is my way… read more

The Bright Sight of Tomorrow. Colourful village in the moon shine. The sky is dark blue and the yellow moon is shining on the weird lovely houses which are standing in the water. In some of the houses the light is on. Behind the village you can see water at the horizon.
The Bright Sight of Tomorrow
Acrylics on canvas, 100x120cm. Price: € 1980,-
Painting of a colourful fantasy village at night Living next door, Fantasy painting of a village at night full of colours. The sky is dark blue and the yellow moon is shining on the weird lovely houses. YIt is not possible to build a city like this, but you can paint it.or in the evening. All the coloured houses seem to grow out of the ground. The sky is dark blue and the yellow moon is shining on the weird lovely city. Metamorphosis, acrylic painting on canvas 50x40cm.

Living next door
Acrylics on canvas, 50x70cm.
Price: € 1080,-

Descend to Safety. Fantasy painting of a village at evening full of colours. The sky is dark blue and the yellow moon is shining on the weird lovely houses which are standing in the water. In some of the houses the light is on. Acrylics on canvas, 80x60cm.
Descend to Safety
Acrylics on canvas, 80x60cm.
Price: € 1260,-
The Glow of Evening Fantasy painting of a village at night full of colours. The sky is dark blue and the yellow moon is shining on the weird lovely city. The big tower on the left with it's red roof looks like a tea pot, in the front there is water with a yellow brown bridge, Canvas 70x50cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck
The Glow of Evening.
Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 1080,-
Ode to Feininger gouache painting of a colourful city, you see various buildings in all shapes and colours by Lia van Elffenbrinck. I made this painting as an hommage to Lional Feininger
Ode to Feininger
Gouache on canvas, five panels of 30x100cm. Price: € 1500,-
Painting of a colourful fantasy village at night or in the evening. All the coloured houses seem to grow out of the ground. The sky is dark blue and the yellow moon is shining on the weird lovely city. Metamorphosis, acrylic painting on canvas 50x40cm.
Metamorphosis
Acrylics on canvas, 50x40cm.
Price: € 810,-
Colourful semi-abstract painting of Pillars with light behind them. Painting on canvas 50x40cm.

Pilars of Life
Acrylics on canvas, 50x40cm.
Price:  €720,-

Urbe in Orbem. Acrylic Painting about a city in an orb or in a waterbubble. The big drop with the city in it is coming out of a water circle, all around are little waterdrops with highlights. The painting is very colourful especially the city. In the back you see another drop with a city in it splashing out of the water. 160x140cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck. Made for the exhibition in De Fundatie in Zwolle, The Netherlands
Urbe in Orbem
Acrylics on canvas, 160x140cm
Price: € 2700,-
You are not alone. Fantasy painting of a village at night full of colours. The sky is dark blue and the yellow moon is shining on the weird lovely houses which are standing in the water. In most of the houses the light is on

You are not Alone
Acrylics on canvas, 50x70cm.
Price: € 1080,-

Arabian Nights oil painting by Lia van Elffenbrinck, colourful city at night with moonlight and two towers in the background and a bridge to the horizon.

Arabian Nights,
Acrylics on canvas 40x50cm.
Price: € 810,-

Confused City. Gouache painting of a colourful city at night with a full yellow moon shining on the roofs. In the front there is water and a bridge. The colours of the buildings are reflecting in the water. canvas 50x70cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck
Confused City
Gouache on canvas, 50x70cm.
Price: € 1080,-
Painting about a City at night like a fairytale, blue in the back and colourful in the front oils on canvas by Lia van Elffenbrinck
The City never Visited
Oils on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 1080,-
The surprised House painting of a colourful fantasy city in the daylight.Hot air balloons in the blue sky, a broad ocker road in the middle to the horizon, houses in all colours and shapes, in the front a round tower with windows where you see Richard Wagner as a director, on canvas 120x100x4cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck
The surprised House
Acrylics on canvas, 120x100x4cm.
Price: € 1980,-
Silence on an Sunday Morning fantasy painting of a city in all colours, dark blue sky with a yellow moon. The houses have different colours and shapes, it is as if they are looking at you, on canvas 50x40cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck
Silence on Sunday Morning
Acrylics on canvas, 50x40cm.
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Yo's City. Acrylic fantasy painting of a colourful city at night with a full yellow moon shining on the roofs of the weird Houses..
Yo’s City
Acrylics on canvas, 20x20cm.
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Confused Village. Colourful city, painted with gouache on canvas 50x70cm.
Confused Village
Gouache on canvas, 50x70cm.
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The Towers. Gouache painting on canvas of a colourful castle with four purple towers with yellow roofs and big green brown stairs leading into one of the towers. By Lia van Elffenbrinck artist.

The Towers
Gouache on canvas, 60x80x4cm.
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Colorful City Art

This Colorful City Art is my way to see the world with a happy light on it. When I start painting a colourful city, I’m just as thrilled and at the same time in complete panic as with an abstract painting. That feeling is the same every time. It is a wonderful feeling, but again it creates chaos in my head.

I try to create order in this chaos…

by drawing smooth lines and by bringing harmony into the bright colors, but the tension in the painting must remain. I do that by interrupting the smooth lines here and there. They must be round, curved lines, but a single straight line can bring some special tension to it.

The first drawing is a doodle like a child’s scratch.

Adding lights and shades creates roofs, walls or floors. At first sight there is harmony, but the chaos persists, because it is not always clear what for instance is the roof and what the wall. Still, I want it to look like if you could build a town like that.

Furthermore, the colors shouldn’t be pastel, they should not be floating, because a pastel-colored world does not exist. The world is not only nice and sweet.

I love deep and full colors. You can not achieve this effect by putting the right color in one go, but only by creating a new layer over the layer again and again. It looks like a beautiful, brightly colored city, but when you take a close view, you’ll see that it is impossible to build a world like this.

Though very colorful, usually the cities are in the dark. There are no people on the streets and the moon is shining. In every painitng you’ll see the light shining on the city. It reflects the mood of the city. This mood determines often the title of the painting.

Some works are painted with gouache. Painting with gouache means that you will get the brightest colours of all sorts of paint. It will always dissolve, when you paint it over with water or paint. I love using gouache with wallpaper paste and than paint with my hands over the slippery surface.

To read more about the emergence of several paintings look on my Artistic Approach in English.

Click here to read some information about the symbolism of colors.