This urban landscape is on the other side of King Street from my previous ones, and down the back lane. This is a really interesting building with all kinds of paintable areas, but unfortunately it seems to be mostly permanently in shadow.
I’ve underpainted this canvas in Napthol Crimson, then I’ve worked with a limited palette of Prussian Blue, Yellow Deep, Permanent Maroon and Titanium white – all Matisse Structure acrylics.
I have also used a new medium that I’ve been testing – can’t talk about that yet, but just to say I really love it, and will be using it for my next painting as well. I’ll tell you about it as soon as I can.
I think I’ve channelled Jeffrey Smart in this painting. I borrowed some huge Jeffrey Smart Books from the library and his skies are really amazing, so I am now in the ‘why-does-the-sky-have-to-be-blue’ mode.