Painting by Tony Karpinski
Tony Karpinski. Wow! His paintings are enlightening. They tell a story about where he lives (UK) – these are paintings of London and they are stunning. Don’t you just love his brush strokes and colors? The way he portrays light is amazing. He gives you a glimpse at what London looks like, and let me tell you, it makes me want to be there right now!
Painting by Tony Karpinski
Tony captured this scene so well. The statue is just stunning. The background is fabulous, and the light in this painting is crazy wonderful! I love how the woman is perched against the column reading her book, sun hitting her face. What a delight! This would be me! I would walk around, grab a bite to eat, and maybe a coffee or tea, and then take time to just be… either write, read, or sketch. How wonderful! The song “Leaving on a Jet Plane” comes to mind right now… on it’s way to London!
Read a bit about Tony, from his website:
My heart is rooted in London. I was born in London, I grew up in London and I spent most of my adult life in London. Yet it is quite remarkable that despite having also spent most of my adult life as a professional artist it is only now that I have started to paint my beloved City.
It could be seen as a long and necessary apprenticeship that has led me to this moment. A combination also of how I see London now and a new style of painting in which I think my subject should be interpreted. I would like to align myself with such stellar company in terms of vision if not talent as Blake, More, Dickens and Chaucer all of whom were obsessed with the light and darkness of a London. To paraphrase Ackroyd “In a city that is built in the shadows of money and power; all of them were entranced by the scenic and the spectacular, in a city that is continually filled with the energetic display of people and institutions. They understood the energy of London, they understood its variety, and they also understood its darkness.”
I live just outside of London now and going into town allows me to look at it with fresh eyes, seeing the smaller things that I could possibly overlooked if I saw it day in day out.
I’m filled with a great sense of excitement when I’m in the streets, I feel like a fly watching a fast moving City in slow motion. I love watching people, my focus is always on the people of London simply going about their daily business and moving around living their lives, I don’t look for action, just simple beauty.
Of course this new avenue I have entered has opened up exciting new worlds to me of all the great cities on this planet, a never ending stream of reference material and so much to see and paint. The truth is though I could spend my whole life in London, never get bored and constantly see something incredible and new.
All images via TonyKarpinski.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
Catch you back here tomorrow!