Friday, 1 May 2009

Trafalgar Square


On Trafalgar Square looking west along Cockspur Street with Canada House on the right, late yesterday afternoon.

The colours looked nothing like this in reality. I’d prepared the paper with a coat of deep magenta and acrylic medium before leaving the house. I’d intended to then cover the magenta a bit more in painting the scene, but I ran out of time.

Bob from Brockley has a couple of posts up about an event in Trafalgar Square this monday, the May Bank Holiday. He writes:
Strangers into Citizens are holding a big Justice for Migrants rally in Trafalgar Square (Asian Dub Foundation will be playing at the rally). SiC is campaigning for a ‘one-off regularisation’ (or ‘amnesty’) for long-term migrants.
More details in his later post, or at Strangers into Citizens.

And for the day that’s in it, Terry Glavin writes from Canada on May Day.

5 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Wow that is a superb painting. I love it

kellie said...

thanks jams. not sure about it myself. there's a little bit of the building just over the bus that i like, that and the green-grey splodge on the pavement.

Oscar Grillo said...

Resonances of Topolski, only better.

kellie said...

It's amazing how much a tiny bit of photoshop tweaking can improve on a paint-smeared scmutter.

kellie said...

schmutter i mean - typing and running off now, kids to music, drama, birthday parties, oh it's nice to relax on the weekend.