I remember painting this piece and a guy told me he owned a Peter Brown drawing of the street. He advised me not to put cars in this painting. He said if I didn't put cars in this one, the piece could look like a painting done in any period of time in Bath. I bought his idea and for once I didn't put the cars. But I love cars and I think they give the scene as sense of contrast between the organic and inorganic and it also makes the paintings very much contemporary in nature.
The guy also gave me a nice cup of coffee and I still have the mug he gave me till this day. It's one of my souvenirs from Bath.
|Urban Shadow Highlights VI (Upper Church Street without the cars), 6" x 8", Oil on Board SOLD|
|The painting with the street ahead|
|Picture of the scene|
One of my best streets in Bath! It's a bit "sloppy/hilly" and has very interesting parts that make it a treat to paint on a Saturday afternoon with people constantly walking back and forth.
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|The pic of the scene|
" Work as hard as you can on learning something that takes you out of your comfort zone while doing plein air pieces. It could be as simple as doing a test painting in 30 minutes just based on the light and shadows with no details. It could be real warm up exercise for your development.-Adebanji Alade"