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Saturday, 30 March 2013
Saltdean Lido to be precise, an Art Deco marvel near Brighton. I wanted to paint a bright building against a dark sky and realised that Art Deco buildings are perfect for this with their rendered surfaces and interesting shapes. I was originally going to paint Embassy Court but couldn't get a good angle on it, finally settling on Saltdean Lido after considering other buildings like Shoreham Airport. I wanted a slightly nostalgic atmosphere with the brightest parts of the painting yellow as opposed to white set against a dark sky (I was planning on a darker sky than this but thought that I would leave it at this stage). I might try another one like this but with a much darker sky. 12" x 12" oil on board.
Monday, 25 March 2013
Saturday, 16 March 2013
When walking past Berts Homestore on Western Road in Brighton, I suddenly noticed the great juxtaposition of the vibrant red plastic baskets against the green paintwork of the shop and decided to paint it for my ongoing Brighton series in a slightly Hopperesque manner but kept the modern car in the background. A two-day painting apart from a bit of glazing on a third day 12" x 12" oil on board.
Monday, 11 March 2013
Continuing my fascination with all things red, I decided to paint a load of chillies. I'm still using this depth-of-field approach by having the foreground in sharp focus and then progressively more out of focus as it recedes towards the background. This is proving to be a happy marriage of my tendency to paint things in sharp detail with a love of soft, fuzzy, more painterly images. This was painted from life which has left me with a pile of chillies that I cannot possibly use before they start to deteriorate, so I will be asking friends if they want any chillies real soon....I don't know if it's just me but I think I have somehow contrived the painting to look somewhat sinister, like red worms or something? Two day painting 12" x 12" oil on board.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Thought I would do a limited palette painting for a change this time based on blue/orange, just using Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Underpainting White with a couple of touches of Naples Yellow and Ultramarine Violet. A two-day painting 12" x 12" oil on board. Next one is going to be colourful!
Sunday, 3 March 2013
This is a Mexican street food restaurant/cafe in the North Laine, Brighton. I wanted the white facade of the building to really stand out against a dark sky but wanted lots of colour in the painting as well. Again I have set the hard edges of the cafe against a soft focus background. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2" oil on board.