Bank Street Residency Day 3, 5th April 2012

Today was a contrast to yesterday: bright and sunny, but still cold (at least early on). Today’s walk took the following route.

Howard St

Arundel Gate

Furnival Gate

Carver St

West St

Glossop Rd

Northumberland Rd

Witham Rd

Beaufort Rd

Severn Rd

Tree Root Walk

Claremont Crescent

Claremont Place

Glossop Rd

Clarkehouse Rd

Botanical Gardens

Thompson Rd

Ecclesall Rd

St Mary’s Rd

Queen’s Rd

B&Q

Today I bought Dulux Sea Blue. This choice was inspired not only by the colour of the sky, but also a house painted with blue windowsills I noticed. A lot of my gaze was directed upwards, looking at roof lines and details of soffits, entablatures, corbels, consoles and chimneys, so I decided to place some elements high up on the same wall I used yesterday, using the top line and the spacing of the verticals of yesterdays painting as a starting point. I wanted to avoid the temptation to paint a roof line or anything too literally architectural, so I decided to use a motif I have painted before, which is derived from landscape. I haven’t finished painting out yesterday’s painting, so the photo is of Sea Blue with Isobelle half painted out (I have decided to name them after the paint names, for now). Sea Blue turned out to be a bit darker than I expected, but it doesn’t matter.

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