Saturday, 5 November 2016

Walking On Sunshine

This painting is adapted from a photo of a street scene in Glasgow. I took the photo shooting directly into bright sunlight - not a great idea if you want a good image. What I got was an image full of lens flares and weird blobs of colour. I replicated a few of these and eliminated most of them as I was painting, trying for a more realistic feeling, but I particularly wanted to keep the big flare of light in the shop window (top left) which was a challenge to get right.

The title was going to be "Urban Light". Then while I was out driving, with the car radio on, the DJ played that old hit by Katrina and the Waves, "Walking On Sunshine". That sounded like a much better title!

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