This is a Retrospective Series of some selected paintings from my Bath Marathon highlights the effect of shadows and raking light in urban space in a modern city.
This is number 3 of the series! Paintings bring back strong memories and I can vividly remember hunting for a place to paint in the morning when I discovered this place. I basically went wild with the painting application and painted like a pig eats-just to capture the subtle beautiful light around the buildings. Most of my paint was diluted with liquin for fast drying and rapid stroke effects. A very good and bouncy synthetic long flat brush is also vital! I just love this painting!!! That little lone figure in yellow was the highlight of it all!
Urban Shadow Highlights III-Raking Light, Old Orchard Street, 6" x 8", Oil on Board
That's the set-up and the painting on my pochade. Sometimes there's no one to take me pictures, so I take them myself and they end up looking a bit awkward.
Picture of the scene- no where near what I saw-this is the fragility of the lens at times!
This is number 4 of the series! This particular painting reminds me of Chapel Row Gallery- I had just finished a little portrait in pencil during their open day for any one to sketch there, when I got outside and notice this beautiful light hitting the building on the right. I immediately went for it! I must confess, sometimes, I almost forget everything about drawing when trying to capture the light!
Urban Shadow Highlights IV- Up chapel Row towards Queen's Square, 6" x 8", Oil on board