A second Liverpool scene. I love the varied architecture as you look up from the dinginess of Hanover Street. Pity about all the student accommodation that now dwarfs the old buildings, but that seems to be the main source of income for the city – well that and the consumption of alcohol. They have knocked a lot of the old buildings down to build a big shopping precinct so scenes like this are becoming scarcer.
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After the last beach painting I realise I may have run out of steam on the subject, so I decided to take a break and have a go at a couple of Liverpool paintings which I wanted to do after a recent visit.
Coming out of John Lewis’ in Liverpool I spotted the light coming up the pavement, mingling with the forms of the figures and so I took a few photos. I ran a lot of burnt sienna over this one and was a bit unsure about it, but on completion my satisfaction rose. We’ll see how the next one goes.
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Some may recognise this as part of an earlier Liverpool painting (Feb 5th). I liked the four figures backlit from the shop and their shadows cast along the wet pavement. On completion I don’t think I got what I was after. Perhaps I should have pared it down even more and lost some of the top, which I put in for context.
Well it kept me off the streets, hanging around newsagents, I suppose.
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Another from my Liverpool night rambles. The misery of the evening commute – best viewed from the warmth of the sitting room. I might tackle this again with more ambiguity where objects and people get lost in the glare of lights and as I write I realise that a bit of reflection from the bus shelter might be useful. Must be all the pressure I’m under – I think I need a holiday.
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The other Saturday evening I walked up to the top of Mount Pleasant in Liverpool which is just by the Catholic Cathedral and the Everyman Theatre. Standing, looking up to the University and its buildings on the left I was struck by the complementary colours in bands even down to the blue door of the Liverpool Medical Institute on the right. The deep blue of the early evening sky also added to this. I thought it was worth painting, even though I couldn’t really make out the forms in the university buildings. Still, it was the colour shifts I was after, not the architecture.
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Normally I am in Liverpool early on a Saturday, but as my daughter came up for a few days to stay we went into the city for an early evening meal and before I met up with them I wandered around with my camera. Fortunately it rained and the reflections on the wet pavements really added to the atmosphere. I really liked the youths hanging around the newsagent and the reflected light coming past their bodies. I hear its going to be a wet Saturday tomorrow, so I might get back down, but in any case there may be a few more shots in the camera.
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During the day the light on Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral changes its apparent mood. With the light behind it, it glowers over the city – an angry presence, dwarfing everything including the bombed out church that is to its left here. I’ve painted this area a few times, particularly further up in Renshaw Street ( the street that is disappearing in the distance)
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