July 14, 2024


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Lake Path in Street Lamp Light

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Lake Path in Street Lamp Light
Lake Path in Street Lamp Light
“Lake Path in Street Lamp Light” [14th/15th May 2023] by Matt The Unfathomable Artist, sketch with H, HB, 4B, 8B, sky blue, sunlight yellow and charcoal pencils with charcoal stick signed in black ink on 280gsm 250mm x 300mm gesso primed canvas [pad], digitally edited image 2949 x 2535 pixels.

“Lake Path in Street Lamp Light” was completed in three drafts totalling fifty-one minutes in all. The first draft felt like only several minutes had passed.

The photograph was taken on 2nd October 2022.  From this I knew I would produce an artwork since the composition looked wonderful. It is the sort of composition artists enjoy making.

Lots of elements to create interest. Different lights, sky blue glimpses, leaves dappled under the lamps, a hardly perceivable metal fence and a sense of theatrical mystery.

“Lake Path in Street Lamp Light” is in the Impressionist style with some chance peculiar features.

Here is the photograph for my sketch:

“Lake Path in Street Lamp Light – photograph” [2nd October 2022 at 1928hrs] by Matt The Unfathomable Artist.

As per my usual art working for quick drawings I sketched straight from the photograph onto the canvas without prior study.

Interestingly I have ran along this pathway many times for leisure. I have visited this area since childhood with warm affection for all the surrounding beauty.

My sketch also picks up on how I personally viewed the pathway that evening. With some details more discernible in the darkness than they are from the photograph.

I wanted the shadows to look impressive, artistic and as delicious as possible. My three drafts took 37 minutes 07 seconds (all structures and shapes defined), 2 minutes 44 seconds (added one line detail to a wall) and 11 minutes 06 seconds (made the street lamp lighting effect the following day) to be precise.

Afterwards I promptly signed the canvas.

Hope you enjoy.

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