Lifted from his latest ‘Metallique’ collection, ‘Tower Days’ is one of two brand new giclee limited editions brought to us from the creative stable of one of the country’s most admired contemporary urban landscape artists, namely Paul Kenton. Describing the new direction as a ‘happy accident’, the physical design language applied here is one of black underpainting with oils on a metal surface area. Which is, admittedly pretty unconventional. In terms of the light element, the best-selling Kenton confirms that this was introduced later, as he strove to keep the overall style loose; aiming for a more fluid sense of movement rather than graphically procrastinating over accuracy. Citing Monet’s early works as major influences, Kenton has never been shy when it comes to trialling new techniques, concurring that “sometimes it works out and you learn something new.” Referring back to the pivotal role light plays in his pictorials such as this 48” x 24” iteration now available, Kenton paints similar scenes at a variety of different times of day, from an early dawn across the Thames to a balmy Parisian dusk, to determine which hues and saturations work best in that particular illustrative context.