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!

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

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

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