James W. Strutt Foundation – Night Painting

2016 - Present, Landscapes - Fall, Medium, SOLD


James Strutt House – Commission 3 of 3

oil on canvas

34 x 44 inches

Spring 2016


James Strutt Foundation

Commission – For the past month I have been working on a painting. Well I am working on 3 canvases.

This is the night version of this series.  Painting at night allows for more flexibility and interpretation.

James Strutt has such attention to detail. Such a fine understanding of structure, sunshine, space…. . As the mathematics, form, integration of the house to the surrounds, the sunlight, calm sense of space, and balance.

I tried to become more lose and abstract in the handling of the paint. I added a few pigments to my palette and focused more on the textures of the paint.

Live Love Art
Patrick John Mills

Being so inspired by James Stutt and his work. I have offered to give The Strutt Foundation the copyright to the image of the painting I have completed. You may not know this, but I have NEVER done prints of my work. So this is the first time prints will be made. The Strutt Foundation will be making reproductions and selling prints of this commission. I will sign limited edition prints, and 100% of the sale of these prints will go to help support The Strutt Foundation.

The Strutt Foundation was established to celebrate the life work of James W. Strutt by preserving Canadian Modernist Architecture. The founding members include his colleagues, admirers and family. The foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and preservation of this precious part of our national heritage.

Price $2400 SOLD