Painting: Lansdown Crescent Bath

Lansdown Crescent, Bath

This is my most recent painting, in acrylics on canvas. It is Lansdown Crescent in Bath, at dusk, based on a photo I took about five years ago. The streets were still wet with rain and reflected of the orange glow of the street lamps. I tried to capture this effect – I liked the contrast of the cool colours of the sky and pavement with the warmth of the lights.

I think you can tell that I drew in all the walls, doors and windows in free-hand, no rulers at all anywhere. It does make the row of housing look uneven, but actually I quite like the effect, somehow it gives it more life than I think it would have had otherwise.