On the way up on the train I had the thought to check out the lights in Gandy st as the last time I was there they hadn't been on.
I knew the lights would come on at about 3 ish now so I had plenty of time to scout for other places and subjects. I went back to Gandy st and decided to set up at the other end this time, outside the Phoenix art collage and the beautiful RAMM building as I liked all the colours and the lights in the Moko shop.
I got back from my scout only to find about a thousand six year old's waiting to go to an exhibition just where i was going to pitch up! They took about 15 minutes to clear, so had a little think about how I on earth I was going to paint all this.
I started the painting at about one, so I had time to get the composition and drawing sorted, all the time trying to keep it all a bit darker to make the lights shine when they came on.There were lot's of art students walking past so I was expecting some critique, but all I spoke to were very nice.
Big cars, Vans and buses all had quite a bit of trouble getting in and out of the Phoenix Collage which inconveniently blocked my view for a few minutes at a time, so I ended up being a Traffic helper too.
I forgot my camera phone today (duh) so I didn't get any pic's of me painting it, apologizes. - Mark