The Ridley Road Lemon…

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The Ridley Road Lemon (No.1)” – acrylic on canvas, Jan 2019:(15 x 21cm

“The Ridley Road Lemon ” – a short series of studies. I do love Ridley Road Market, one of the best things about doing shows at BSMT Space over in Dalston is having to walk through the market a couple of times every day. I bought a bag of about 50 bananas for a pound last week and yer man on the stall said “here painter man, have a lemon to paint”, said lemon had been demanding I paint it all week, there’s a pleasure in trying to paint a lemon quickly, these three hour-long studies were painted over the weekend, painted on pieces that were already evolving, canvases and piece of wood that were waiting for a taste of lemon. I might painting it again tonight, then again I might go buy an orange…