A watercolour painting of a dynamic street scene in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

I painted this scene while sitting on a balcony outside a restaurant. I was amazed by how busy the street was and how purposefully everyone went about their business.

The high rise buildings are constructed beneath a framework of scaffolding made from tree-branches lashed together. The workmen do not wear any protective clothing and they travel up and down the storeys of the building in a hand-operated lift! I wanted to create a quick sketch that would capture all the energy and movement that was happening right in front of me.

"Scaffolding and Lada Taxis"

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    • The painting is created using watercolours across two pages of my sketchbook, painted from life.
    • The painting is professionally window-mounted and framed, in a matte-white plastic frame with a glass front.
    • The total frame size is 430mm x 530mm
    • The border mount is 45mm all around
    • The actual painted area is 290mm x 386mm
    • The total weight of the framed painting is 1700g
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