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Crossing is a street scene which shows a man striding across a traffic junction in front of halted traffic.

Contrast between light and dark

What I’ve tried to do here was bring out the striking difference (or tonal contrast) between the light foreground and the dark, shadowed background.

I’ve explained the way I painted the scene in a blog post I just published. I hope you’ll read the post if you like the painting. If you’d prefer an executive summary, though, here it is. Basically, I first painted all the blue and black colours, plus the light brown roadway. Then, right at the end, I added some brighter colours (reds, yellows, etc.) to enliven the painting. I didn’t really have to do it that way – I was just making a point for the sake of the blog post I was planning!

Also, the man who’s the focus of the painting is walking downhill. I tilted the scene to the left just a tad, to create a bit of extra impact.

Would you like to buy this painting?

This original watercolour painting is available for sale, unframed. Terms and Conditions apply.


The size is 8.5 x 11.8 inches, or 21.5 x 30 centimetres.


The materials are Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours on Daler & Rowney 140lb (300gsm) Langton Prestige Cold Pressed (Not) watercolour paper, which is a professional-quality paper.


The price is UK £75.00.

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I’m prepared to sell this painting not just to buyers in the UK, but also to residents of the following countries*: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.

There’s no extra charge for shipping (postage and packing), but remember, the painting will be unframed. It’s up to you as the buyer to get it framed the way you want it.

*To the best of my knowledge, none of these countries will charge import duty on the painting.


I accept payment via PayPal only. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, because PayPal allows customers to pay with a debit or credit card.

So, if you’re ready to buy now, here’s the button to press:



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