Sunday, September 19, 2010

The flower seller.

Way back when I was living in London I used to watch people and 'collect' them to put in paintings. Each day on the way to work I would gather my information about the person or scene..observing small details and then at night I would  pop those details into the painting.  This flower selller was outside  Marylebone Station.  I bought alot of fresh flowers in London.  I needed them to get over being homesick!  I loved the contrast of the flowers so carefully wrapped and colourful against the bricks...the greys and browns of London. This painting sold many years ago.  I wonder how it is holding up to the ravages of time. It was painted in ink and gouache on canvas.

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