“Into the City”
30" x 40"
Mixed Media on Aluminium
Black floating frame
On this bright Summers evening, London’s red buses make their way through the city. Many dripped lines in yellow and red overlap to suggest the great number of journeys made along this busy street every day. The historic 16th century architecture of the Royal Exchange is juxtapozed against towering modern skyscrapers in the distance, including the Gherkin, the Walkie Talkie, and the Cheese Grater. Exploring Paul’s fascination with how light interacts with the urban environment, the glass facades of the skyscrapers transform as they reflect the warm glow of the sun. Areas of gleaming aluminium are left exposed to emphasise the dazzling light bouncing around the city.
30" x 40", Oils on Aluminium
You might also enjoy these other London paintings from Paul's 365 Project. This was a year-long journey exploring a different range of mediums & working at sizes often smaller, than with his studio pieces. In many cases these formed the studies behind the larger studio works.
This collection of dynamic original cityscape and abstract paintings of the UK capital reflects Paul’s love of London’s urban landscape and skyline, one of the most recognisable in the world. The skyline features a unique blend of buildings both old and new that distinguishes the London cityscape from so many other capitals. Using a range of mediums, from oils to watercolours, acrylics to pastels, Paul strives to represent this iconic element of the city’s culture in all his paintings, always seeking to best highlight the diversity of the architecture and to encapsulate the multitude of moods this provokes.