My Sketches at the First Urban Sketchers Exhibition

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Currently running since the 16th of August till the 6th of October, 2012 is The First Urban Sketchers International Exhibition at Ackland Musuem at the University of North Carolina. A lot of the members from all over the world submitted sketches for this exhibition.

A majority of the proceeds from the sale of the sketches will go directly to Urban Sketchers to support their educational programs...

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The Making of Rain, Reflections and The Lady in Red

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Rain, Refections and The Lady in red, 8" x 10", Oil on Board. 

This is a little 8" x10" painting I did a while back and posted under the title-The Power of Red-of a wet London scene. Every now and then apart from posting the work I do or work that I am currently working on. I also like to share the stages I go through to produce some of these paintings. This particular painting was painted entirely...

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Rain and Reflections-The City, 8" x 10", Oil on board.

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This is one of my little alla prima paintings of London. In this painting I introduced my own colour scheme to the scene which would have rather been harsh if i kept it as it was. Normally the London buses are a harsh warm red colour but  I decided to move it  to the purple tint range to support my warm purplish scheme here. I then added a yellow umbrella to compliment the whole picture.

Rain and...

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The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career-40

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

And finally at last, The 40th work that has made my career is this painting- I was inspired to take this one on because it was a had crowded figures, reflections and rain-three elements I really love in urbanscapes!

I worked completely from a photo in the studio but all the time I made sure I didn't fall...

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The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career -39

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On the 21st of September I got out of my bed while the sun was shining with a glorious morning light and I ventured to get one shot(painting) of the Circus done. I arrived at around 10.15am at an interesting spot right in the middle of the park at the Circus and decided to paint a good view of an area in which the sun had illuminated part of the grass to almost...

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