Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bath Marathon III Day 3 and 4

These are shots from day 3 and 4 of the 3rd Marathon.


116. It was so hot when I started this, I had to take off 3 layers of clothing, that's the unpredictable British weather for you! I had the staff from Bartlett Properties come out to offer me a cool glass of water when I finished, they said they had been watching me from start to finish!



117,118- You can't paint Bath without painting Milsom Street, this was Saturday afternoon and the place was buzzing with shoppers, tourists and all the rest. I had to make this a double because one 6" x 8" wouldn't justify the grand effect I wanted to achieve.



119-Queens Square has always been a favourite of mine, this particular shot was taken looking up to Gay Street. I quickly sketched the tour bus before it left, that was quite a challenge.



120- This is a place I would also love to paint at day time. the reflections are always great across the Canal near the Bus Station.



121- The girl walking up Gay Street as I was facing down Queens Square is Laura, I didn't know her name until one of the guys she works for identified her in the painting!



122- This was taken from Gay Street facing up to the Circus, It was one of the paintings I really enjoyed, the sun was blazing and the conditions were just right.



123-The whole purpose of this one and why I went for it was the light bouncing up and down against the buildings and across the road on George Street.



124- This was a shot I had to work very quickly as I wanted to capture the last rays of the golden evening light against the tree and some part of the buildings in the Circus from Gay Street.



125-My first painting at the Golf Course, almost the wrong time to visit but I caught a bit of the dusk, just before the night rolled in.



126-This is the Theatre Royal at night, this place brings back memories, because it was the site of the first painting I did of Bath last year.

4 comments:

fifo said...

Hi Alade....i would like to see your paintings in better resolution without you....they look nice with you..but i interest in to detail....

thank you a lot

and go on with your passion its nice to watch it

adebanji said...

Hi Fifo,Thanks! I am sorry, because it's for an exhibition I can't show full paintings yet, but you're gonna have to endure me in them for a while, there's still loads to go!

Nicole said...

It's again very interesting to see your Bath Marathon. You will make a exhibition with all the paintings? I admire your patience to do all this. Wish you all the best for future projects and paintings.

Nicole

adebanji said...

Thanks Nicole, the paintings will be for an exhibition in November.