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Almost Springlike, Blackheath 2015, oil on canvas 50.8 x 63.5 cm 20 x 25 ins This took multiple sittings—or rather standings—during February 2015. By the end, some good banter had developed with the regular passers-by. One man asked about price during my first session and then jovially added £1k to my figure each time he saw me.  The village is often crawling with musicians on their way to rehearsals at Blackheath Halls, so I was treated to a range of instrument-laden figures. I eventually decided to pick on a violinist. 

Tranquil Vale, Spring Morning 2015, oil on board 25.4 x 30.5 cm 10 x 12 ins 9

JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  
JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  

A catalogue of works by Benjamin Hope for the 'Observations' exhibition at JP Art Gallery, London, November 2015