In all these paintings, the main subject is LIGHT! Once there's light, there's bound to be shadows! I love highlights and shadows!
The effect they have in urban space and settings is what this retrospective series of 5 paintings (mainly of London) is all about.
Light has colour, it has atmosphere and it has a life of it's own! The ability to capture this remains the task and duty of the artist, whether he or she paints indoors or outdoors.
Paintings are powerful with light! Especially when the light is glorious!
Hope you enjoy!
8. Urban Shadow Highlights VIII- Morning Light from Wandworth Bridge
|Urban Shadow Highlights VIII- Morning Light from Wandworth Bridge , 6" x 8", Oil on Gessoed Card.|
|Adebanji painting Morning Light from Wandworth Bridge|
|My set up with brushes|
9. Urban Shadow Highlights IX- Evening Light, The West End.
|Urban Shadow Highlights IX- Evening Light, The West End. 8" x 6", Oil on board|
|Urban Shadow Highlights X- 2 Taxis and a Rickshaw, 8" x 10", oil on board|
| Urban Shadow Highlights XI- Afternoon Light, Lower High Street Harpenden, 8" x 10", Oil on board|
|Adebanji painting Afternoon Light, Lower Road, Harpenden|
|The set up for Afternoon Light, Lower Road, Harpenden|
12. Urban Shadow Highlights XII- Evening Light Hampstead High Street
|Urban Shadow Highlights XII- Evening Light Hampstead High Street, 8" x 10", Oil on boaord|
"Don't invent little schemes whereby you can get ahead of nature, little schemes to make it look like nature.
You don't need to know how to do it, all you need is to do it. The things that count and make it look like out of doors are the big differences between the shadow and the light side"-Hawthorne on Painting