Thursday, November 24, 2011

After the Rain, London Streets, 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, 2011

It's nice to get back into blogging! After this post, I'll share some sketches I've been doing on the tube and train, recently.
I haven't been able to post for a while, I was busy running Workshops in Art Shops around London on Oil Colour with Winsor & Newton- I was doing quick demonstrations for University Students. I then got ill with cysts on my eyes and couldn't do the final workshop at Cass Arts on "The Urban Landscape" but I hope I can get down to share all my tips on this subject in the future. I'll keep you informed.



After the Rain , London Streets, 30" x 24", Oil on Canvas, 2011 SOLD


Now back to this post. This is also another recent painting I have done with the mind to experiment with reflections. The focus was mainly on the figures which I enjoy putting into the urban landscape and the reflections and the mood in the air when there's a feel of sunshine after the rain. The scene of this painting was put as a quiz for an Early Christmas Present on Facebook and after many tries my good buddy Roy Connelly got it correct! It's Kingsgate Holborn! Look out for my next quiz-on this blog-you might be in for an early treat!

The couple that bought this painting had this to say in an email to me after they'd bought it from the gallery, and I am quoting them word for word:

"Hello Adebanji,

We bought your picture "After the Rain" at the Affordable Art Fair and
I just wanted to let you know that we are absolutely thrilled with it.

Good luck"


It is always good to get such positive feedback from people who are pleased with the work we artists produce!

SPECIAL QUOTE
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
-Pablo Picasso

22 comments:

Sharon Wright said...

Pure magic!

adebanji said...

Thanks Sharon!:0)

David said...

Great painting and even better to get such glowing feedback! Mission complete on that one, I'd say :o) Hope you're feeling better soon too.

Bridget Hunter said...

Your recent paintings on reflections are very special - you've certainly mastered it.

Vern Schwarz said...

You have been busy. Cysts on the eye is a new one on me, hope it is temporary.

This new painting is brilliant. I love the reflections and light that is peeking through.

adebanji said...

Thanks David!

adebanji said...

Thanks Bridget, don't think I've mastered it yet, it's very tricky but I'll continue to experiment!

adebanji said...

Thanks Vern, yes I have been busy and probably I didn't wash my hands properly after one if the workshops, so any contact with the eyes ain't no good. Just need to be more careful.

Azra said...

Beautiful reflections Adebanji!

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra!

Deshmukh said...

Lovely painting indeed! The reflections are great and I particularly like the feel of the fresh sun following the rain. Everything about this piece is spot on.
I pity your workshop students who missed out on watching and learning from a master. I hope you are well now.
Best wishes,

adebanji said...

Thanks Deshmukh!

ashok said...

Amazing work!

adebanji said...

Thanks Ashok!

Juliet said...

Great painting and very saleable.You've captured the business of that area of London.Hope you are feeling better now,Adebanji.That sounded nasty and disabling.

adebanji said...

Thanks Juliet!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Your work is amazing. I just purchased your dvd and cannot wait to get it, thank you for sharing your talent.

All the best to you,
Joan

Punto-Gris said...

Sou brasileiro, e achei simplismente incrível o seu trabalho. Parabéns!

I am Brazilian and I believe his work simply amazing. Congratulations! (google translator, sorry =P)

adebanji said...

Thanks Joan! I am happy you purchased my DVD-you'll love it! Wishing you the best this season!:0)

adebanji said...

Thanks Punto-Gris, and thanks for taking the time to translate!

Oliver Uvman said...

Loving your style as usual :) Hope you're well now, if not: Get well soon!

adebanji said...

Thanks Oliver! I am much better now!