Saturday, March 26, 2011

Evening Light, Leadenhall Market, 12" x 16", Oil on Canvas, 2010/11

I have worked this this painting over from last year. It is of the City boys after work, at Leadenhall market. The lighting of the place makes this place exciting to paint at any time of the day. This one was done with evening light approaching with the artificial lights also creating a nice mood.



Evening Light, Leadenhall Market, 12" x 16", Oil on Canvas, 2010/11 SOLD

Special Quote
"It has been said that Sorolla worked hurriedly, that he got tired or bored before he concluded or finished a work. This is not true. He painted two portraits of me: one indoors and another in his garden. For each one of them he took more than a month, in sessions of three hours a day. Yet, both paintings seem to have been made rapidly, with fortunate suddenness. The multitudinous quantity of his work must be attributed to his tireless laboriousness. He worked from the early hours of the day until twelve at night, in his studio, in the open air, with artificial light. At the same time that he was painting my portrait he had many others in hand, and when he interposed an interval without a model, he made studies and sketches, or he painted landscapes, charming landscapes. For him the practice of art was a vital function, like breathing. If he had to stop painting, it was as if he were being as-fixated."-Perez De Ayala, assessing Sorolla's manner of working in "Joaquin Sorolla" by Blanca Pons Sorolla

12 comments:

Laurie Moses Fine Art said...

Fantastic Adebanji, and what a bold composition too!
laurie

Tim Robinson said...

I agree. Awesome work!

Diana said...

What incredible colours.

Angela Elledge said...

Goodness, you're the best, Banji! This has taken my breath away; outstanding!!

Valérie Pirlot said...

Amazing!!!! Superb composition and great light effects! You must be very happy!

Michael Pieczonka said...

very nice scene. You've painted a crowd without getting really fussy with all the details. I really like the colour scheme ya chose too.

great work everywhere here!

cheers, Michael

adebanji said...

Thanks Laurie, Tim, Diana, Angela, Valerie and Michael!

Vinayak said...

What an outstanding painting!
such lovely mood and colours!
Best wishes,

adebanji said...

Thanks Vinayak!

Olha Pryymak said...

Oh, that's a must-have! A busy sight normally, you held it with great elegance. Did any RA Summer submissions this year?

adebanji said...

Thanks Olha, I have never tried the RA, did you get in?

Renz said...

Amazing talent! I wish I have a talent half like yours. I can't even draw a stick figure...that's why I stick at collecting inspirational and happy art instead. :)

Great job!