The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
, was so busy, I managed to take lots of sneaky pictures. This painting was produced back at home, from a photo taken above a pedestrian crossing. The original includes many more people, but I rather enjoyed this section of the painting. I really like the way the figures walk in and out of the frame. They all look so lost in thought, planning, plotting! I’m still going through my purple phase. If you look at the larger picture, you’ll see I’m trying to emulate Leslie’s green/blue shades in the hair. I’m never sure if sunglasses are a confidence thing, or lack of! On reflection I should call this work ‘sketches with colour’, rather than painting. My ability to paint quickly outdoors, is often sometimes evident in the work I produce indoors. Perhaps I should allow more time, but over working a picture is always my biggest fear, that’s why they so often look half finished!