Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rain, Rain and Rush Hour, 24" x 20", Oil on Canvas, 2011(Plus Competition)



Rain, Rain and Rush Hour, 24" x 20", Oil on Canvas, 2011 SOLD

This is one of many paintings I did last year, which I am yet to post. This particular piece has two of my favourite subjects combined-Rain and Rush Hour! Viewing these scenes are almost magical to me, all my senses start ticking and I'm really on edge to get the right shot with my camera- I need an umbrella in one hand and my camera in the other. I can take up to hundreds of shots, just to end up with one that will suit the kind of painting idea I have in mind. Then I bring the picture back to the studio and paint it with the spirit of the scene in mind!

COMPETITION
The First person to know the exact spot of this painting in London, gets a Nice New Years Prize! The prize is not mentioned, you have to trust me to give out something good. Mr Adebanji always has surprises up his sleeves and is willing to post to anywhere in the world! The only rule is that you cannot post the answer twice, you have only one attempt and that's it! Good luck and hope you enjoy! Once the winner emerges-I'll congratulate them on the comments section and announce their prize too! Past winners of my competitions can win again, it's free to all!

SPECIAL QUOTE
"I like to use my imagination when I paint-While the stimulus of painting en plein air is very exciting, I don't want to be a slave to the landscape. I enjoy using a variety of references, be they photographs, sketches or quick oil studies done outdoors, and working them up to larger pieces in my studio."-Peter Wileman
from his book, "Painting Light in Oils"

15 comments:

A.Decker said...

Lush, beautiful work. I really like your judicious placement of the reds and how that makes the scene pop and crackle, like rush hour.

adebanji said...

Thanks A. Decker!

santastu said...

A great picture
like the hustle and busel
you capture that well,
I even feel the urgency to get out of the
wind and rain the reflections
reinforce the feeling

adebanji said...

Thanks Santastu!

Valérie Pirlot said...

Great painting Adebanji! I love the contrast between the wet and dry pavement. Also I love a bit of a challenge so I'm going to give it a try at finding the location. I think the church in the distance could be St Mary Le Strand which means that you are around number 140 Le Strand street in London. Could it be right???

Valérie Pirlot said...

Or it could be St Mary Le Bow in Cheapside??

adebanji said...

Thanks Valérie! Thanks for taking part, but your answer wasn't right. I hope it's not too hard!:0)

Ben said...

What a stunning image, the colours are all perfect, especially as mentioned by A.Decker, the reds - on the umbrella and the traffic light particularly! I never thought I'd be impressed by a rendition of a traffic light, but I am!

adebanji said...

Thanks so much Ben! I can see what you are saying and really appreciate your views! It's amazing how little things can mean so much!

narrowboatdiary said...

Beautiful pic. Chancery Lane!?

narrowboatdiary said...

Beautiful pic. Chancery Lane!?

adebanji said...

Thanks narrowboatdiary, it isn't Chancery Lane, thanks for taking part!
If by the end of the month I don't get any winners here, I might have to take the Competition from Blogger to Facebook. I'll see how it goes.:0)

Ben said...

St Martin's Lane?

Ben said...

p.s. That answer comes from my London-based artist sister Ellie, so if it's right she should get the prize! Ben

adebanji said...

Thanks Ben! It's not St Martins Lane. Thanks for taking part and putting in an effort. The competition is in till month end. After which I'll have to take it to Facebook if no winner emerges on blogger.:0)