Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tooley Street(London Bridge Side) Accepted in the Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition 2009 SOLD


Last year I did this post on this piece and I am going to quote exactly what I wrote on that post-

"It was one morning early this month as I was passing through London Bridge, that I caught a sight of this view-It was enchanting- I was only armed with my digital camera - and that was it! One shot and the painting is now done. Sometimes we see places we love but just can't get down to painting them, but this time I made sure this one wasn't going to elude me!"

The exhibition highlights the recent developments in the watercolour medium and would run from 20th Feb 2009- 15th March 2009. at the Bankside Gallery.

The private view is on the 24th of February at 6.30pm(Hope I am sure about this). If you are in London, hope to see you there!

29 comments:

Isabel said...

Congratulations Adebanji this work is amazingly full of light and movement have a good show enjoying all your posts at usk

adebanji said...

Thanks Isabel!

Cathy Gatland said...

This is just so London, and beautifully painted. Wish I could get to this exhibition - congratulations on your inclusion.

Cathy Gatland said...

This is just so London, and beautifully painted. Wish I could get to this exhibition - congratulations on your inclusion.

James Whitehurst said...

very nice, I like the atmosphere and the color temperature, Would of loved to been looking over your shoulder on this one..God bless

adebanji said...

Thanks Cathy and James!

Rose Welty said...

Congrats...well deserved!

adebanji said...

Thanks Rose!

dominique eichi said...

Beautiful, I love the lights and shadows and movement. Great piece.

gabi campanario said...

congrats! well done!

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Adebanji! It is a wonderful painting - I love the sense of light in it.

Larry said...

Beautifully realized. You've really captured the light in this piece.

..and congratulations on the prestigious recognition of your work.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique, your latest piece has similar shadows.

adebanji said...

Thanks Gabi, I hope I keep on seeing new and new ways to approach urban scenes- that's due to your inspiration and the urban sketchers site!

adebanji said...

Thanks Edward!

adebanji said...

Thanks Larry! It was the light that enchanted me, sometimes all one wants to paint in these scenes is the light. It becomes the primary subject matter, other things secondary

Carolann said...

Congratulations Adebanji, Hope to see this one in the Exhibition. I managed to get to last year's. I love to visit London, we went on the Eye and I intend to paint that one day. Love the light and figures in this one. Quick thinking to get a photo just right.

adebanji said...

Thanks Carolann, I have never been to one of these exhibitions at the Bankside Gallery. Hope to learn a lot from the various entries.

I hope you enjoy your day and have fun!

Even though I got the photo right, what really helped me was keeping the mental notes of the scene fresh in my memory and not procastinating when I got home, because that has really hindered me in the past.

Carolann said...

I had to smile to myself when you spoke of 'procrastinating'. I'd do a lot more work if I just started something I am thinking about straight away, instead of deferring it until another day. I can always think of an excuse why I don't start painting at that moment, maybe its because once I start I don't want to stop, even to cook dinner!

adebanji said...

God bless you Carolann, I think we all have this to deal with. I can't say I have totally overcome this, even now, just doing some portrait commission studies scares me,that's how I feel about most things before I do them.

But when the rewards come in like this one it encourages me and the thing is, we never know which work will bring great rewards. I'll tell you that I submitted 3 works into this exhibition and this was the one I added just to complete the other 2, then my wife convinced me to add this one and here we go.....!

Joe Hayama said...

Congratulations Adebanji! Your work is very inspiring!

adebanji said...

Thanks Joe!

Sheila said...

OMG! Congratulations Banji! What an honor but so deserving. I'm doing a happy dance for you right now.

adebanji said...

Thanks a million Sheila!!!

Mona said...

Adebanji, I agree completely with what you say about sometimes all one wants to paint is the light. You certainly got it powerfully done here, and congratulations on this well-deserved honor.

The Gypsy said...

I lived in Purley for 5 years, and London is so engraved in my being - this is so very London. Beautiful work, the lights, colours, movement and most of all the atmosphere. Congrats on your inclusion.

adebanji said...

Thanks Mona and The Gypsy!

vivien said...

as everyone has said - you've caught the spirit of London there :>)

I'm hoping to get down to London to see this show so it will be fun to see it IRL :>)

and Congratulations!

adebanji said...

Thanks Vivien, hope you do get down to see the exhibition, it is a very small piece of about A4 SIZE AND ................the rest I leave to you!