Jarrold’s Corner. Gentlemen’s Walk. Norwich
Oil on Canvas. (12 inches x 16 inches) (Unframed)
This was taken from one of several images I have made at or around Norwich Market Place. I have painted The Market a few times, and the Royal Arcade which faces it, a painting which now resides in Australia,
This is what I call ‘Jarrold’s Corner’, after the famous Norwich department store of that name that is pictured on the right hand side of the junction in the painting .
Norwich is without doubt my favourite city, and I love Jarrold’s as a store. It has a variety of cafes and restaurants, and I remember it as a stationers and book shop, which it seems to specialise in when I was young. They used to sell postcards of water colours by Leslie Moore, my old art teacher. I fondly remember seeing them on sale. I have two of his water colours now hanging in my home.
I much enjoyed painting this for reasons of pure nostalgia. Apart from that, it was a paining where the oils flowed on very easily, without any great effort on my part.That’s very rare, but It’s nice when that happens, I was also happy with the slightly ominous sky, and the way it produced good light and shade contrasts, with a glow of sunshine catching the path and road on the left. .
So here it is: probably my favourite painting for a long tome.