MY PAINT GALLERY
Posting mainly 'PLEIN-AIR' PAINTINGS IN OIL
but maybe other images as well.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
View towards Blackfriars Bridge
One of two paintings of this view, this being the first one, 27th June. I had found a platform directly under Waterloo Bridge where pigeons nest and skateboarders sometimes practice tight maneouvers. It was pretty quiet so I set up easel and did this in one sitting (or should I say 'standing'!). The annoying wind was coming up the Thames from the east in gusts of about 30-40 mph so was is a matter of stamina to stand and paint, for a couple of hours, with one hand steadying the easel. I tend to zoom in with my composition sometimes but Think it would be preferable to have had a wider viewpoint in this case. I'd like to do a bit more consolidating, a couple of details, perhaps.