|The ice rink at Brighton Pavilion|
I thought I would start the New Year with something colourful and challenging.
Just before Christmas we went down to Brighton to see the lights . I had not been out much as I had badly sprained my ankle so it was lovely to have a break and get out of the house.
We took a walk to the Pavilion to watch the skaters on the ice rink for a while.
As dusk fell the buildings were lit with blue and pink spotlights. Everything looked very magical, just like something from a fairy tale!
I've painted the Pavilion before and remember how awkward it was. There's a lot of detail and unusual angles to tackle, this time it will be different .
I've never painted a scene that is lit by coloured lights before, it causes an array of different tones and shades that seem quite unreal. But......I do like a challenge !
Three days into the composition and I have managed to make a good start .....
|Starting to paint the Pavilion|
|Starting to build up the colours|
|Making a start on the marquee|
|Adding a bit more to the background|
|Working on painting the Brighton ice rink|
Well, it's not a couple of days, it has become so addictive that I decided to knuckle down and get it finished. So here is the final result ....
"Pavilion Pink and Ice Rink"
|"Pavilion Pink and Ice Rink" Acrylic painting of Brighton Pavilion|
Whilst painting I have also contributed to an article for Voluntary Arts about getting inspired for the New Year which you can see here ... http://www.voluntaryarts.org/2016/01/11/new-years- resolutions-painting/