The Lloyds Building, In the Evening

Lloyds-Evening-Paola-Minekov

In 2012 I was commissioned to paint two versions of The Lloyds Building for the Going for Gold Ball. Right from the start, I faced a serious challenge – I was to paint two nearly identical scenes that could be featured either individually or as a pair. I took a day to explore the building’s aspects and the environment and made a series of photographs and sketches. It was then that I’ve noticed how the glass facade breaks and reflects the light. These reflections gave out different colours and the concept for my two paintings was born!

The evening version of the Lloyds Building painting features a lot of blue and grey tones, since there is little natural light at dusk. I thought that depicting only the facade with just a few glimpses of the building’s architecture may best describe how the observer of such a view might feel.

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