Rebecca Coleman Rebecca Coleman Green Man icon Green Man icon
Last brush strokes
7 July 2017, 20:24

It is always a difficult decision to make, but it's also a relief when the last brush stroke on a painting has been made.

Today was one of those days. I have worked for some time on a couple of oil paintings: one of Waterloo tube station, and the other Temple. In the course of creating both of these paintings I have been working on trying to reflect the beauty of the stations, whilst stripping back on any unnecessary detail.

As much as the familiar details of trains and roundels, I was equally captivated by the surfaces in these images. I loved working on these simultaneously, enjoying the contrast between Waterloo's shiny, polished, marble-like platform and Temple's rather rougher floor - looking a little like an eroded river bed.