Monday, 4 January 2016

Day 5 - Shiny Diver

 
Acrylic on Board 16cm x 16cm
 
As you may have noticed I have decided to stick with my "shiny" theme for the duration of the challenge.
Ever since taking a photo of the Three Synchronised Divers at Piccadilly Circus in London in 2014 I have wanted to paint from it. By chance, just before departing for the UK, I saw a small article about these gorgeous statues that reside on a rooftop in Piccadilly Circus. I'd never heard of them previously and unless you know they are there you'd be very unlikely to spot them. I caught the tube to Piccadilly especially to see them - and to visit a nearby art gallery.
 
 
 
Below is the photo I have worked from. Unfortunately I only caught two of the divers for some reason.
 
 
If you click on the photo below and look very closely you can see them way in the distance - just to the left and below the domed roof.


20 comments:

  1. lovely painting, and so unusual, too! i never knew those divers were there, great story!

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    1. Thanks Sally, yes it was quite a thrill to see them in the flesh/metal - they are amazing statues being gilded and so high up. There is something otherworldly about gilded statues I find. Probably because they are only to be seen in grand cities like London - not Perth!:)

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  2. Shine on! Love them all! Love for you to do a series of the shiny divers or shiny people in general! Great art and great fun!

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    1. Thanks so much Michael! I actually cropped the photo into three different painting options. Having spent so long on this one today I may leave it a while before I attempt the other two. But who knows what will inspire me in the morning!

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  3. Great one. shiny things - caught my attention!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie. I love what you have been doing for the challenge!

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  4. What an incredible subject and so amazingly painted , wow !

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  5. Wonderful painting and interpretation of the photo, Wendy. It's perfect! :)

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  6. Great crop - beautiful painting! Very creative, Wendy!!

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    1. You are very kind Chris - thank you!

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  7. I love your theme of shiny things and your paintings.

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    1. Thanks so much Janet! I love the collages you are doing for the challenge.

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  8. Lovely painting! And I enjoyed hearing about the fascinating statues!

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  9. What a super painting with the divers. Unbelievable how they are posed on the top of the building. Very well done friend next to that awesome blue sky.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie. Yes, they are certainly a very unique concept for statues.

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  10. Love the subject and the painting...so creative!!

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