I’ve been thinking about painting the dip for a while, and I think I’ll be painting it again. It’s so very Stanford, one of the entrances to the Wandelpad, and a favourite skating haunt of local kids, young and old.
I painted this piece in the studio from a photograph I took on a walk.
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Inspiration in Stanford village: the shadows in ‘The Dip’
The shadows across Queen Victoria Street always catch my attention as I drive through the dip on my way to the shops, or walk through it on my way down to the river.
I walked down to the dip to photograph it from both sides, and at various points up and down each side.
Tools + Materials
Zelcol artist oil paints in ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, acrylamide yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, yellow ochre and titanium white.
Zellen cold wax medium
Dale artist’s canvas panel
Daler + Rowney filbert natural bristle brush size 8
Dynasty filbert natural bristle brush size 4