This sketch is now framed (thank you John) and will be on display at my Open Studio – starts Friday 3rd.
I got on the train Monday morning straight to Charing Cross; I knew I want to draw the church in the Strand as I had been inside sketching with James Willis.
I thought I was going to St Clements, actually this is St Mary le Strand. It took me two hours, and all the time this man was nearby selling the Big Issue, he clearly enjoyed himself chatting to lots of people. Buses came and went; the White Coach parked on the other side was there most of the time, I was so busy I didn’t see it leave. I loved the jumble of bikes, makes you wonder whose they are, do they cycle in from the station or the suburbs and work nearby?
I have been so lucky with the weather!
This week is very spring like; I spent 4 hours at Whitstable yesterday and have come home with 3 paintings; these are my first since I was in France in January. It was a lovely day for my sort of painting! A busy sky, lots to capture, the sea had lots of colours in it. It was windy, so thank you to John for making screw holes in my box easel to hold down the palette! Still wet and some stray pebbles to sort! – see these below!
This week I am concentrating on preparing the frames for my recent work ready to go to my next exhibition in Whitstable; thank you John for assembling the frames!
newly assembled frames
They have to be varnished, backing boards painted and then the paintings will be mounted.
Do please e mail me if you would like more information about this exhibition
This exciting painting is a result of my visit to my sister-in-law last week and my forray into the countryside where I found this magnificent view! I shall return when the weather is better I think the spires will be amazing!
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