Thursday, January 07, 2010

"Norman Road Intersect, Belvedere", 18" x 12", Oil on Board, 2009

The snows started immediately I landed Heathrow Airport from Tokyo on Tuesday night and I just needed one days rest and after that I just couldn't wait to get out there to paint. The light was beautiful just for a while today and I managed to capture a bit of it in this painting. It was biting cold but my experience at Bath helped me to get used to any sort of weather. I enjoyed the painting but after a while reality stepped in and I couldn't bear it no more, it was time to pack up after 2 hours out in the snow!



Below are some shots of me on site.


Completed



The Initial Block-in



Putting finishing touches



Brush handling

12 comments:

L.Holm said...

You are intrepid! That's a lot of snow for Kent, isn't it?
Really wonderful painting.

adebanji said...

Thanks Liz, it certainly is!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

now that is what I call passion for purpose.. even in the snow!?!? Lord bless this man oh!

Beautiful painting.. yup the snow is all over the place... and very cold too..

God bless

adebanji said...

Amiiiio, Thanks Remi!
God bless!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful Painting, Adebanji. It sure looks quite cold there!

adebanji said...

Thanks Edward! It really really was!

Isabel said...

wow, really brave painting in what seems such a COLD weather! beautifully done. Happy New Year and all good for 2010

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

The cold literally stops my hands from operating: I get severe dropatitis :) I have now idea how you managed to keep those brush strokes so strong and glowing over two hours. Great result. Well done.

adebanji said...

Thanks Isabel!Wishing you the very best in 2010 too!

Thanks Sheona! It's just the love of doing this thing called painting, no more no less!

vivien said...

hero!

and a lovely painting

Stephanie Berry said...

Really nice! Don't know how you managed but the result is great.

Alvaro Peña said...

que bonito