Shape- the use of regular squares and rectangles overlapping one another in a conformed manner creates an image of a bustling NYC street. The bustling effect comes from the intense overlapping of the shapes- it also adds the effect that the buildings are being built/put together. The darker shapes give the piece depth and from a distance, dimension.
One of a series of views along the Thames, John Virtue’s monochromatic landscape shows the dome of St Paul ’s Cathedral set against a white background. He employs various painting methods, using different tools that include brushes, rollers and spray guns. Diane, a member of staff, said this 'stopped me in my tracks when I saw it displayed in the State Rooms lobby whilst rushing by one day.'