|Relaxing around the River Ouse after a painting session.|
This Summer (August 2-9) I had the opportunity of discovering a new urban painting paradise! I got invited to the City of York by Ann Petherick of Kentmere House Gallery. She had silently been admiring my paintings of London and Bath for a while and thought I would love York too! Well, she was right!
|The Arsenal, all ready for war!-Paints all lined up for action!|
I decided to spend a week in York and I really enjoyed every bit of the City! I stayed in the one of the lovely rooms in the Kentmere House Gallery and The Petherick's really made me feel welcome at their house. I have never stayed in a house surrounded by so many paintings! It was just inspirational to wake up and see paintings, eat and see paintings, go to the loo/bath and see paintings!
|Arriving the City!|
The first day I got to York, Ann took me around to see the main features of the City and then she left me to discover the other places I would like to paint! I really love visiting new places but I don't travel much so this was a great opportunity to let get my "plein air antenna" to pick vibes in a new city!
|I discovered the ZERO post at the station! Please don't ask me what it's about because it's a bit complicated!|
I started with two sketches, once I had completed the first day of work, I knew I was going to enjoy the place!
|Jacob's Well-I discovered this weird door along Micklegate-I just had to take a picture!|
The first place I discovered was a beautiful hill with a structure on the top of it. It's called Clifford's Tower.
|The scene -Clifford's Tower|
|I decide it's gonna be first in my sketchbook! I get a good place to stay around the Fire Station|
|Clifford's Tower Sketch, 11" x 8.5", Graphite, 2013- I simply love drawing, I have always said, "if drawings sold as much as paintings did, then I would only draw!"|
The next place I discovered was a beautiful building called the Castle Museum.
|The Scene-Castle Museum|
|Adebanji sketching the Castle Museum|
and finally my room where I would stay for the next one week!
|It was always a delight to come back here for a sweet rest after a hard days work!|
"Mine is the horny hand of toil"-John Singer Sargent