Sunday, 30 September 2007

Under the Metro

Under the Metro (Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 ins.)
I've spent some time making small alterations to this picture (last seen here) and just generally living with it. I'm content with it now, I think.
Although it was intended for a Figure 8 show in South Shields, concentrating on aspects of South Tyneside, we've yet to be given a date for that show. In which case, I think I might justifiably include it in the show at Gateshead Library next year.


Sally said...

I like it, looks good. Pleasing and intriguing combination of shapes and values.

Mr Zip said...

Thanks Sally. I had my doubts along the way, but it works for me now.

Jafabrit said...

I really like how you punched up the colours, and the texture of the bricks. For me the tree is not dominating the painting anymore, and is anchored by the bricks on the opposite side.

Mr Zip said...

Thanks jafabrit. I did some work on the tree. too, scraping it back and changing the colour a little so that it was more in harmony with the sky (also repainted).