Friday, November 05, 2010
Odd Light in Marylebone
oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
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Back from the big city! We had a great time, walked miles and miles and saw some wonderful art. Two exhibitions were especially impressive to me, which made me realize again how much I admire good abstract painting. One was "Paintings of the North Sea" by John Virtue in the Marlborough Gallery on Albemarle Street. The other, just across the street in the Belgravia Gallery, was "Cowboys" by Tricia Wylie . Unfortunately, the pictures you see on the web do not do the paintings justice - they were sooo good in the flesh!
We also met up with my fellow painter from the DP gallery Olha Pryymak! I very much enjoyed meeting her and was quite excited, because this was the first time I met somebody in reality whom I had only known from the net. As my younger son put it: Welcome to the 21st century, mom! She was lovely and we had a good chat about London and about art. I like her paintings a lot and was thrilled to meet her and her little son in person! Do have a look at her work, in which she captures the feeling of London so well.
It was the strange light that inspired me to paint this scene. Everything seemed unreal, like a stage set, especially because there was no other person on the street at that moment, while Marylebone in the centre of London is usually a very lively area.