Monday, November 07, 2011

Rain and Reflections, London Streets, 10" x 8", Oil on Board, 2011

This is is one of my latest experiments of working on rain and reflections on a smnall scale. It's kind of tricky but I try to follow Ken Howard's rule of dark objects are lighter in reflections and lighter objects appear darker in reflection.
In this sort of painting the drawing is everything, if one sacrifices the drawing, everything can go awfully wrong.




Rain and Reflections, London Streets, 10" x 8", Oil on Board, 2011 SOLD


SPECIAL QUOTE
"The job of the impressionist painter is to say just enough without forcing the story on the viewer... detail kills imagination." (Colley Whisson)

16 comments:

Toby K said...

Just stunning, really inspiring work!

adebanji said...

Thanks Toby K!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Awesome!!!

adebanji said...

Thanks Victoria!

Balaji said...

Superb! I envy the guy who has it hanging on his wall.

adebanji said...

Thanks Balaji- this is purely a different angle to it. One we never really think about. Someone looks at this painting, looks at it again, thinks, thinks again, checks the artist, checks the smile on the gallery owners' face, checks his or her wallet, thinks it's worth it, then brings out the cheque or the card and buys! The effect is deep, the person takes not only the painting home but part of the artists soul-the connection is deep! God bless the patrons, collectors and punters or just the simple art lovers, they help us artists keep afloat! Thanks once again Balaji for this twist!

Janet Pantry said...

I love this, Adebanji, and I too envy the lucky person who bought it! The rain-soaked streets, the reflections, the building ... just perfect. That Special Quote you posted is so very apt for this piece too :)

adebanji said...

Thanks Janet!

Deshmukh said...

Very beautifully done. Thanks for sharing!

adebanji said...

Thanks Deshmukh!

Azra said...

I love rain so this holds a particular attraction for me,beautifully painted!!

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra!

Ben said...

I think the reflections are absolutely wonderful - one of my favourites of everything I've seen posted here over the last year!

adebanji said...

Thanks Ben!

Paula Pecero said...

incredible, congratulations!

adebanji said...

Thank you Paula!