Saturday, April 11, 2009

Grey Day On The Strand, 10" x 12", Mixed Media on Watercolour paper, 2009

The streets in London continue and this time its the very common grey days we normally experience in London.




This has been executed mainly in watercolour with hints of gouache, wax crayons, coloured pencils and ink.

The technique remains the same as I entered on the last post whereby I go around scene hunting and coming back with several pictures, then I begin to edit, crop and recall mental notes on mood, atmosphere and colours some of which the camera cannot record.

13 comments:

Pierre Raby said...

These two pieces are great Adebanji!
I like their rough texture wich doesn't hide your drawing talent.
Great blog too.

adebanji said...

Thanks Pierre!

Edward Burton said...

Another wonderful piece, Adebanji! You really captured that kind of day beautifully.

adebanji said...

Thanks Edward!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Beautiful,Adebanji. The day might have been drab, but nothing's drab about your painting.

adebanji said...

Thanks EPTAS!

Sheila said...

You have a gift for making ordinary scenes extraordinary Banji. That is surely a god given gift!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Beautiful....:-)))

Even with the rough texture, the scene and your subjects still come to life! :-)

Happy Easter

Carolann said...

A wonderful painting of street life in London. I wish I could draw like you do!

adebanji said...

Thanks Sheila, Remi and Carolann!

dominique eichi said...

It's wonderful how London comes to life under your talented hands. Well done

The Gypsy said...

Great ambiance.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique and The Gypsy!