Whenever Sonia Delaunay is mentioned here, a few readers usually write and say they are huge fans of the painter and designer. So, when I stumbled across this 1945 work by Texas-born artist, Ella Wharton Alluisi, I thought some of you might be interested in it. According to her biography in an artists blue book, Alluisi studied with Delaunay in Paris during the 1930s. Shown above is Roof Tops Point Richmond, available through Hudsons Estate Gallery in Oakland, California.
The acrylic painting is small, just 9.5 inches by 13.5 inches, and the gallery states that it represents the early years of the creative community, Point Richmond, California. Do you sense a little of Delaunay's influence in the clear colors and use of pattern? Click here to see a related past post.