Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rain and Fog- Kings Road, Chelsea, Oil, 8" x 10", 2011

This is Kings Road with fog and rain, the typical London wet day. I basically love it! It's that part of Kings Road just before you get to Sloane's Square. When it doesn't rain, I miss the rain and when it does, I want it to stop. I think it's all about being human!



Rain and Fog- Kings Road, Chelsea, Oil, 8" x 10" , 2011 SOLD

Special Quote
"The things you do at the start of a painting (from life or otherwise) will determine the entire course of your work. They make the difference between an achievement or an ordeal. This is about taking control right away. It is never enough just to be in the throes of inspiration. Before you lift a brush, take some time to think about what you intend to do. Notice certain things, make a few decisions, then start painting."-Richard Schmid on "The Big Moment"- Alla Prima Everything I know about Painting.

16 comments:

Juliet said...

great painting.I used to live near the Kings Road.You capture the spirit of London in your work.

adebanji said...

Thanks Juliet! I have lived in London now for a total of 20 years out of my 39 years so far and it's almost part of me now-I love it as much as I get sick of it, but that's something I try to resolve in my work. Each place in a different lighting and mood, depicts something rather different. I never get tired!

NoviceArtist said...

Don't live on that side of the pond, but its a rainy day here, so this post is so appropriate! You've captured the mood wonderfully. Thanks for the tip included at the bottom of the post. I can use all the tips I can get. :)

adebanji said...

Thanks NoviceArtist! You are most welcome!

Francisco Ramos said...

Estimado Adebanji:
Siento mucho no saber inglés, pero no puedo resistir para expresarle mi admiración por su arte.
Sobre todo me gusta la atmósfera que le da a sus temas de ciudades y calles, así como a los esbozos (sketchs).
Reciba un cordial saludo desde Madrid, Spain.

adebanji said...

Dear Adebanji:
I'm sorry do not know English, but I can not resist to express my admiration for his art.
I especially like the atmosphere that gives their songs of cities and streets, as well as sketches (sketches).
Receive a warm greeting from Madrid, Spain.

TO THIS I SAY -Thanks Fransisco Ramos! Gracias Francisco Ramos!

Art By Erika said...

Beautifully captured rainy seen!

adebanji said...

Thanks Erika!

Ebendy said...

Beautiful rainy scene.It makes me remember some childhood experience on a rainy day..Thanks.

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Jane Hunt said...

Brings back memories - I grew up near there too. Beautifully done!

adebanji said...

Thanks Ebenezer and Jane!

Ebenezer, I'll surely check it out!

Ebendy said...

Thanks Alade for the reply and hope you keep to your word so we can create and more active and dynamic network of good commentators.Nice day.

Vinayak said...

Wow! This is a lovely painting. You capture the rain so well. One can almost feel oneself there. Thanks for sharing.
Sorry for the ignorance, but what really are those zigzag lines on the road on either side?

adebanji said...

Thanks Vinayak, they are road markings.

patmosphere said...

Superb, but how do you protect yourself from the rain - have you got an umbrella clip or something on that wonderful tripod pochade of yours?

adebanji said...

Thanks Patmosphere, for this piece I wasn't in the rain, I painted it in one sitting from a photo. But when I do paint outside in the rain I find shelter. I used to have two umbrellas that I either held in one hand or clipped to my easel but on both ocassions the rain almost ruined my painting and I was almost in tears.
Without shelter I won't paint in the rain. By shelter I mean sometimes a bus stop cover, a building balcony, from a window in a shop, or any sort of covering. Hope this helps.