Describing Architecture

Charlemont Mall 30x60cm©Brian Cregan-9012_DSC6150_DSC6135_DSC6132_DSC6054_DSC6127

Charlemont Mall / Francis Matthews


Oil on canvas
300 x 600mm

This painting depicts a pedestrian route alongside the canal at night. Orange streetlights are on both sides; on the left side being revealed through reflection in the still canal and a glow in the slight fog above and on the right side revealed directly. An unseen white light source illuminates a small area straight ahead.

Evidence of human occupation is present in the boarded-up house on the left and the distant van to the right. This is a place of movement – of water, people, bicycles, vehicles – at a time of stillness.