LONDON MARATHON 2011 – NEW PAINTING STARTED


I went to see the London Marathon last April on a lovely sunny day.

Standing near the Winston Churchill statue at Westminster, I did some drawings and took photos.

Here are some of the sketches I have collected together to use in my new painting.

SPECTATORS LONDON MARATHON 2011

DRAWING 1 LONDON MARATHON

DRAWING 5 LONDON MARATHON SPECTATORS

DRAWING 5 LONDON MARATHON SPECTATORS

DRAWING 3 LONDON MARATHON SPECTATORS

DRAWING 3 LONDON MARATHON

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EXHIBITION LONDON LIVES AT BANKSIDE GALLERY


THE BANKSIDE GALLERY, SOUTH BANK, LONDON will have an exhibition showing my painting.

The exhibition runs from 9 to 18 September 2011.

There will be 100 works from 100 different artists. The theme of the LONDON LIVES exhibition is ‘Travel’.

This is the second year of the competition. Last year I showed my painting of the Smithfield Nocturne cycle race.

This year my oil painting is Marathon Legs – Emmanuel Mutai.

The winning entry in this competition will have their work transferred to a display near Blackfriars Station.

MARATHON LEGS - EMMANUEL MUTAI

BEACH VOLLEYBALL LEAP -OIL PAINTING FINISHED


This is the second new painting, oil on canvas, 30cm x 40 cm. I call it Beach Volleyball Leap.

Beach Volleyball Leap

VOLLEYBALL LEAP, OIL PAINTING

The reference for this painting is pencil sketches made when on holiday in Jamaica last year. The beach volleyball was very popular and I enjoyed sitting in the sand, drawing the players, who were a different lot each day. It was always mixed girls and guys, and some players were very good. All were enthusiastic! I took a lot of photos too. I tried to capture the luscious greens of the trees and shrubs growing in the grounds of the resort, with the beach sand bright from the setting sun.

beach volleyball, detail painting

BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAINTING, DETAIL