Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oxford Road Sketch

Oxford Road in Eynsham at Night

Wow! I have found designing a painting of sodium light difficult. This will be part of a series of paintings of Eynsham on canvases sized 17.7 x 12.7 cm. Painting to this size means that details need to be limited but  kept tonally accurate. The points that the client was most interested in were the pools of light on the sinuously  curved road.  The night sky above the trees on site was still blue in colour  but the road which was most strongly lit by the street lighting seemed to be in variations of oranges to brown. So the plan now is to start painting this after Christmas. I am finishing of the last few small canvases for Osney before Christmas.  I use my one downstairs living room as a combination sitting room and studio so I need the clean up so there is room for the Christmas tree and visiting guests. :0)

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A New Commission

Oxford Road, Eynsham at night

One of my collectors has commissioned a night time view of the Oxford Road in my village of Eynsham. This is my first attempt of capturing a night time view complete with orange sodium street lighting. It needs some more thinking about. Tomorrow I shall have a hard look at some of John Atkinson Grimshaw's  night time paintings.

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