Roo, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, May 2022

4465. Cumberland Basin

I was lucky enough to be visiting Cumberland Basin on a dog walk at the same time as Roo and SkyHigh were painting next to one another on the long wall by the corner. I stopped for a chat and discovered that regrettably they weren’t going to be painting at Upfest this year, due to a clash of diary commitments – they will be missed. However, on this particular visit, they left three rather nice pieces between them for us to enjoy. This is a small giraffe piece from Roo.

Roo, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, May 2022
Roo, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, May 2022

There is something about the simplicity of Roo’s animal characters that makes them both cute and very easy on the eye. The fills are nice and solid and the lines crisp and sharp. Roo has also injected some humour into this piece with the suggestion that the giraffe’s head is above the clouds on account of its height.

Roo, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, May 2022
Roo, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, May 2022

There is a subtle difference between the two pictures in the body of the text here, that demonstrate the importance of properly finishing a piece with lines and details. You can see also how quickly a piece can get tagged (naughty boy Asre). It is always a pleasure to welcome Roo to Bristol.

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scooj

I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

3 thoughts on “4465. Cumberland Basin”

  1. Scooj, I love the giraffe, especially the expression on it’s face. It definitely has attitude…as well as altitude.
    Having it’s head sticking through the clouds is genius. Hope it gets left alone for while.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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