Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Summer Solstice and Midsummer Morning

There have been some very early starts! The light has been incredible over the last couple of weeks and it looks particularly magical on the Thames on Battersea bridge. It's well worth giving up a few hours sleep but it certainly doesn't feel like that at 10am!


I participated in a plein air paint in at Chelsea Framers http://www.chelseaframers.co.uk/ and it is on show in the Kings Road.  More work to be added!
Guildford show coming up!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Chelsea Art Society this week! Pastel Society and painting on the Mall

It's been a busy few weeks with my studio show and this glorious weather.  London has never looked so vibrant and colourful.  I have been on the Mall again to revel in the strong colours and light

I also pastelled the procession of the State Opening of Parliament and the Trooping of the Colour - you have to be very quick! I really enjoyed the pure colours and light of the household cavalry, aiming for the general impression, rather than the specific. 

I also remembered to bring a box to stand on!

I also been looking for new material and went to Highgate hill - I made a few studies and will be back for more - when I have mastered the parking. It's somewhere completely different and the views are breathtaking.

It's also been a busy time for shows! Chelsea Art Society this week www.chelseaartsociety.org.uk/ on the Town Hall, King's road, Chelsea and I have a Varanasi pastel in the Pastel Society on the Mall, http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/