black & white

My friend Andrew offered up this challenge to me months ago, and then it was reiterated by the Bearded Dude after he saw the outline I painted for the Paddington Station painting I did:

'why don't you paint a black & white series?'

I attempted to with a painting I did of the Garneau Theatre, but I cheated and used some colored paper in the background and made the lettering on the neon sign red.

Not really black & white, Justina.

True.

So the Sunday before we left for Mexico, I brought four 16x16 inch canvases to the Boyle Street Plaza pop-ip market with the intention of painting while I was there and bringing as few supplies as possible. I just put the finishing touches on them today:

 the british museum, mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

the british museum, mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

 a georgian garden (bath), mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

a georgian garden (bath), mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

 london underground, mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

london underground, mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

 east cloister (wells cathedral), mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

east cloister (wells cathedral), mixed media on canvas, 16x16 (in), $320

*these are also posted in the England gallery on this site.

There it is, my first ever black & white series. The only cheated bits I guess are the paper and grey ink. I just love mixing media so much!

These pieces will be divided between both Transcend locations, if you are in Edmonton and want to see them in person.

Happy Friday, friends!