Vancouver Skyline represents a transition from Ned’s work away from his Battling Egos series, into more recognizably figurative works. Playing with the wild emotions his unique backgrounds provide, the furious skies and ocean come alive, showing a prime example the sort of weather Vancouver experiences in the late stages of the winter. The painted was created using reference photographs taken at the lookout at Olympic Village, looking across the False Creek inlet spanning across Science World, BC Place, Rogers Arena, Plaza of Nations, and the Cambie Bridge.
This series is a triptych, where each painting is on a 91.44 x 121.92 cm (3 x 4 foot) canvas, totalling 12 feet wide when displayed together. They were painted all at the same time, lined up in a semi-circle.
Vancouver Skyline is painted primarily in acrylic paint, but also has with tar, charcoal, pastel, spray paint, and graphite.
For a full exploration and closeup images of the paintings, please view the fotoblog.