Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Westbourne, Evening Light-12" x 10", Oil on Canvas, 2011

This is one of the commissions I did in Summer through Enid Lawson Gallery. A tricky one indeed. But it ended up being exactly what the client wanted. The client wanted two similar pictures of The Westbourne with him and in his mate. One of the paintings would be his and the other sent to his mate in Australia, they both used to have a drink there and he thought it would be a good 40th Birthday present for his friend.



I have never painted two similar pictures and the only way I could do this was to paint each one side by side it was a crazy experience and since I'm not a machine you can see the many differences. Anyway, it pleased the client and that's always a good thing.



SPECIAL QUOTE
"You've got to be able to copy things faithfully before you can deviate"- (Damien Hirst)

13 comments:

Azra said...

These are both fabulous!!You've captured the light and shadows so well Adebanji.I love the tree too with its golden leaves.

Sharon Wright said...

Splendid work...twice!

Michael Bailey said...

Superb paintings Adebanji - both of them. Despite not being a machine (lol) they are very similar - almost like a spot the difference!

adebanji said...

Thanks Sharon!

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra!

adebanji said...

Thanks Michael!

Valérie Pirlot said...

Waw. Respect Adebanji! Doing 2 paintings at the same time and keeping the excitement can't be easy - and you've done a great job. Not surprised the client is happy. Not many painters would accept such a crazy request!

adebanji said...

Thanks Valerie! It was a challenge. It went back and forth a couple of times, the greatest hurdle to jump was getting it to look like them. But it's always sweet in the end when the client is pleased and there's £ in the kitty.

Marius Barbu said...

O idee buna si o realizare pe masura!

adebanji said...

Thanks Marius!

Giselle McMenamin said...

Love your work Adebanji. Sketches are outrageous, so full of life.Glad to have found your blog. Saw you listed on Karin Jurick's blog.

adebanji said...

Thanks Giselle!

adebanji said...

Thanks Giselle!