Wednesday 17 October 2012

Rear of 41: Part one of a Triptych

The backs of buildings are often rather interesting, I think. Particularly older building in towns. The rear is where the building lets go a little, revealing something more of its function and, crucially, its character.

This is the first of a triptych that revels in the backs of a small collection of buildings. It was impossible to take in all of the fascinating shapes, textures and details in one go; it was impossible to take one photograph. So I took lots, and intend to distill the photographs into three squares of canvas. This is the rightmost.

It was completed over an extended period, which I regret; I am hoping to do the second (and third) far quicker.

And here are the in-progress shots:
Acrylic underpainting
part 1
Acrylic underpainting
part 2
Starting with the oils More detail
Windows rearranged;
even more detail
Finished painting; oblique view

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

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