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Monday, 18 February 2013
In my continuing quest for colour in urban environments here is another painting of graffiti art, again in Kensington Street, Brighton. Compositionally this was a tricky one as the graffiti is such a dominating element so I chose to have the lightest part of the painting in the background and tried to subdue the light colours in the graffiti. The other point of the picture is painting hard focus against soft. Anyone who knows this street will see that I have cheated with the placement of the graffiti against the background of Sydney Street. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2" oil on board.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
That's Kensington Street in Brighton btw. This one is a larger painting centered on my current obsession with colour, particularly in urban environments. I have altered the scale a little bit so that the figure is more dwarfed by the background; the next painting will also be set on Kensington Street but will involve a bit of a cheat with placement and will focus more on sharp against soft focus. This painting contains a nod to the work of the late Richard Bunkall and the title contains a nod to a song by Donovan. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2" oil on board.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
|Me in front of "Royal Motel".|
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Two day painting based on red of a guy pushing a hot dog stand in New Orleans when I was there a number of years ago. It has come out quite different to how I intended as it was going to be a much warmer picture, the green underpainting was going to have orange glazes over it but when the underpainting was finished I thought it would be more dramatic to develop it as it was in just green and red. 12" x 12" oil on board.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Most of my recent work is centred on a colour, recently it has been red, this one is yellow and is a follow-on from the background landscape in "Phone Home". I wanted a strong contrast between the golden yellow background and the deep green/blue foreground shadow. Nymans is a country house and garden near Haywards Heath in Sussex, UK. The next painting will be red again! 12" x 12" oil on board.