Thursday, May 15, 2008

Irongate - 1

Each building's facade is like a jigsaw piece...each one can be worked on individually. Each building is different to the next..unlike our modern cityscape's which often put glass covered box next to a ..erm... glass covered box.Each building here originally belonged to a small business jostling for individuality and prominence at the most public centre of town...Insurance..shoe makers..banks..a music shop...haberdashery...iron monger and public houses stand shoulder to shoulder.

I chose one of the darkest buildings to begin with..I like to establish the contrasts early on often returning and deepening the shades later..working with blues, green and red, i am trying to replicate the mid morning May- time sunshine.