I spent the day with Oil Painter Roy Connelly in London yesterday who was giving me advice on painting plein air in the city. It was a great day and the light was fantastic just after lunch as we got to Waterloo Bridge. The instruction was invaluable to build confidence to work outside in London and I will definately be going back to paint some more very soon. As so often happens at this time of year the light can be very dramatic but the effect sometimes only lasts mintues and it is important to capture as much as you can while it is there and try and remember the rest! Roy gave some very useful tips and an interesting insight into how he produces his work.
I have included a couple of images below - the painting of the Embankment is my favourite, but as I am more used to land and seascapes, I think the city will take some getting used to!
I was also introduced to my first nocturne painting of Nelson's Column - my effort is shown below - a very interesting experience. It is amazing to find out how the colours you thought you were mixing are so different when you get home!
Anyway, thanks to Roy for introducing me to the excitement of painting on the streets of London, it was a great experience.