Monday, April 07, 2014

THE CHELSEA MARATHON (Introduction)

The Chelsea Marathon is here!! 

Morning Light, Albert Bridge from Battersea Bridge, 8" x 6", Oil on Gessoed Card SOLD


Now, you all must have heard of my Bath Marathon and my mini-York Marathon! I had to travel far to get those done. But from tomorrow, the 8th of April till the 8th of May. I'll be running a Chelsea Marathon!

Rainy Day, Kings Road, 10" x 8", Oil on board, SOLD


This is no real race! But it's more of a painting endurance race! I'll be looking to produce 60 paintings and drawings during this period. The works will be done indoors and outdoors. All the works will be focusing on my favourite spots  in Chelsea. My studio is in Chelsea and I am so used to the place, but sometimes you can be used to place and never really explore and do justice to painting it.

Whistler Statue, Evening Light, 6" x 8", Oil on board Available


They will all be sized 8" x 10" (inches). Either oil on board, or watercolour/gouache/ drawings on paper


Morning Light, Sloane Square, 10" x 8", Oil on board SOLD

I am exploring my local area, the historical places, the trendy places, the River Thames, the Bridges, the gardens, the roads, especially Kings Road, the shops and stores and the people everything I can get in!

Rain, Rain, London Streets, Sloane Square, 8" x 10", Oil on board Available


It's also an opportunity  for anyone out there to buy the works they love. I'll be posting at least one work here, during this period and I'll also be having them up for sale. if interested in any painting or drawing, just drop an email to me.  They'll also be available on daily paintworks.
The works will be published on this blog everyday from the 1st of May. Stay tuned!

Morning Light Chelsea Riverside, 10" x 8", Oil on board Available

I'm looking forward to this and stay tuned as you'll be enjoying some of my favourite spots in and around the Chelsea area!

SPECIAL QUOTE -"GET OUT THERE AND JUST PAINT!"-Adebanji Alade



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sketches on the train, tube and bus in London (March I)



Here I will be showing some of the sketches in one of my sketchbooks. I sketch almost everyday on public transport. This has been my practice for many years now and I just keep this habit going as it is the way I see the world!



Hope you enjoy these sketches and I hope you can feel the way I felt for each face. I just love faces!!!



Nothing is so enjoyable, so interesting and so engaging as when I sit down to thoroughly sketch the faces I see on public transport!





















SPECIAL QUOTE- "Many people have asked me what do I do when someone sees that I am sketching them, I say to them, I simply wink, once I wink, it keeps them calm, I have tried it and it works!"-Adebanji Alade

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Highlights of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Open painting Evening (Long Overdue)


I can't believe I haven't posted anything this year !!!!

This post is long overdue, I just had to finish off a big illustration project, before I could get my head around blogging. Now it's complete, I'm back on track and ready to go in  2014.

This all happened last year, so I can't remember much but I have a lot of pictures that speak louder than anything I can say, hope you enjoy!

Stay tuned to this blog for lots more to come! And happy New Year by the way!!!

Cross Section of the busy evening with painters digging it and sweating it out!

A non member at work, can't remember her name, she had a great resemblance of the model that night!

Adebanji at work

Adebanji Alade's painting during the session and after the session (re-worked the wrong bits when I got to the studio)

Adebanji Alade's juicy palette

David Curtis with his painting

David Pilgrim at work, he had a great night, I really loved his painting of Kit!

Haidee-Jo Summers at work

Mr President Ian Cryer at work

A stolen Shot of Katherine Tyrell's Sketchbook on the day- I can see Peter Barker and David Pilgrim there!

Leanne Rutter's Painting....I can't believe she painted this sitting down! She started this painting and it looked like chaos but when I came back, I couldn't believe my eyes!

Linda Alexander with her Prize winning Painting. She looks so proud of her piece! It was good!

The Master Luis Morris at work. If you want to enjoy a guy that paints like an angel, get to watch him paint, you'll love the whole process!

Luis Morris' Palette- notice there are only a few primary colours, but they are a hot and cold of each one!

Luis Morris painting.....breathless! The beauty of shapes!!!

A man with a massive palette, a bold approach and a winning painting on the night- that's the ever colourful Michele De Campo!

Detail of Michele De Campo's Winning Painting on the night

Nathalia Avdeeva with her little piece that captured a cross section of the painters on the night.

A non member on the night, can't remember his name, but I really loved his explosive approach on the night!

Another Non member, I can remember his name, he had a really calculated approach based on solid drawing!

one of the models on the night

Richard Price's palette and painting, I love it! I could take it away forever! He has captured the senior citizens of the ROI- Bill Dean, Ronald Morgan and in the distance is David Curtis.

Roger Dellar's peowerful shot!!

All the Prize winners on the night!

The Overall winner on the night! Simple and straightforward! Less is more!

A bit more detailed view of the winning painting!

Tim Benson at work on his thick "impastoed" pieces!

Just take that! Tim Benson's Palette, and finished piece!

Tim King at work on Kit

Newly Elected ROI member Tony Merrick and his daughter, who was one of the models on the night.

one of the models on the night