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The Story

This one-of-a-kind painting was created plein air in Autumn 2019. I spent close to half an hour scouting out a good vantage to paint on the Hunter street Mall in Newcastle. Mesmerised by the huge beautiful trees, I eventually settled down next to a row of motorbikes. The guys that man the bike shop sit all day at the café tables chatting to each other and passers by hoping to make a sale. I’d been plein air painting all week and the Café across the street had been providing me with my early morning soy flat white. The sunlight was falling beautifully, dappled on the streets and a cool breeze sending the fallen leaves slowly cartwheeling along the path.

Most passers by would pause and watch for a moment before continuing along their way, others would take a bench and watch for half an hour. I have to thank one particular spectator, after observing for a moment commented “You should paint some people in there!”. If you’ve ever tried painting a person as they walk past, you’ll know you only have a couple of seconds before they’ve completely gone out of sight and nothing at all remains still for any length of time. The figures were certainly worth the frustration, as without them, the scene would not have been complete or accurate.

Materials and Technique 

This painting was completed in high quality oils over a pre-prepared acrylic base (I use a blue mix of acrylic instead of Gesso) on a sheet of canvas paper. While painting, the paper is clipped to a board on an easel which I pace in front of and around, observing it from different angles and distances to determine how to best capture the feel of the place. After a day’s work, the paper is slotted into a wooden Pochade to prevent it from smudging the oils. Impasto oils like this can take yours to fully cure. As this has been painted on a breathable surface, and the scale is not massive, you should be able to safely varnish it in early 2020. It is currently mounted on board and framed in a simple timber box frame.

 

Hunter Street Mall Towards Kafey Cafe

Bethany Massey

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Size: 30w x 40h cms
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High quality oils impasto style over a pre-prepared acrylic base on a sheet of canvas paper

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The Story

This one-of-a-kind painting was created plein air in Autumn 2019. I spent close to half an hour scouting out a good vantage to paint on the Hunter street Mall in Newcastle. Mesmerised by the huge beautiful trees, I eventually settled down next to a row of motorbikes. The guys that man the bike shop sit all day at the café tables chatting to each other and passers by hoping to make a sale. I’d been plein air painting all week and the Café across the street had been providing me with my early morning soy flat white. The sunlight was falling beautifully, dappled on the streets and a cool breeze sending the fallen leaves slowly cartwheeling along the path.

Most passers by would pause and watch for a moment before continuing along their way, others would take a bench and watch for half an hour. I have to thank one particular spectator, after observing for a moment commented “You should paint some people in there!”. If you’ve ever tried painting a person as they walk past, you’ll know you only have a couple of seconds before they’ve completely gone out of sight and nothing at all remains still for any length of time. The figures were certainly worth the frustration, as without them, the scene would not have been complete or accurate.

Materials and Technique 

This painting was completed in high quality oils over a pre-prepared acrylic base (I use a blue mix of acrylic instead of Gesso) on a sheet of canvas paper. While painting, the paper is clipped to a board on an easel which I pace in front of and around, observing it from different angles and distances to determine how to best capture the feel of the place. After a day’s work, the paper is slotted into a wooden Pochade to prevent it from smudging the oils. Impasto oils like this can take yours to fully cure. As this has been painted on a breathable surface, and the scale is not massive, you should be able to safely varnish it in early 2020. It is currently mounted on board and framed in a simple timber box frame.

 

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