Sunday, 17 January 2016

Paintings of cafes

While working on new comic book samples I was approached to contribute some paintings for a book by likenesspress.

The work consisted of interior and exterior paintings of 2 local oxford cafes. I wanted it to resemble the style of a previous painting but needed to economise the process. I think it's worked out pretty well.
I spent about 3 hours at each location sketching from observation up and taking photos for reference.
After priming and preparing the boards for painting I spent about a day of work on each painting spread over 2 days for drying time at certain stages. This allowed me to switch my attention from one painting to another while leaving the  one I just worked on to dry.
All in all that's not too bad, including the preliminary work that's just over 5 days of work.


Joe Perks & Co in St Clements, Oxford
Exterior (above left) and Interior (left)
Sofi de France in the Covered Market, Oxford
Exterior (left) and Interior (below)

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