London has warmed up and the sun has been shining for a week now so it has been good to be able to paint without a jacket on.
On Friday I spent a very enjoyable day painting in London with Peter Brown NEAC. Along with Susan Wolff and Ann Hopkins the four of us set up our easels by Cleopatra’s Needle next to the River Thames. You can see one of my pictures above.
In the last week I have painted at Marble Arch, Hyde Park, The Mall and St James Park (above).
Above is a view Duke of York Square, by the King’s Road in Chelsea. All the paintings shown here are 8×10 inches (25x30cm) and are in oil on board.
The paintings shown here are two of my favourites from the latest exhibition by my friend John Dobbs. I visited the show last week and was pleased to see an impressive selection of his latest work. John and I often paint together by the Thames in London.
11th to 23rd May 2010
The Fountain Gallery,
Bridge Road, Molesey,
Just across the river from Hampton Court Palace.
This afternoon I painted in the company of the Wapping Group of Artists. The “Wappers” as they are affectionately known are a group of painters who get together once a week in the summer months to record life along the River Thames and its estuary.
Above is my painting of the Golden Hinde. This 12×10 inch study is in oil on board. The two small figures hidden in the middle distance are Bert Wright and Geoff Hunt both of whom are Past Presidents of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
I recently spent a week painting in Dorset. Although it was really a research trip for Victoria‘s next novel I did get some time to paint. Here are a few photographs from the trip.
An evening stroll along the Cobb.
View from Eggardon Hill.
The Cobb habour at dusk.
Very fresh fish from the Old Watch House
which sells locally caught fish, crab and lobster
by the Cobb in Lyme Regis.
Simon from the Old Watch House fish shop
with some hand dived local scallops
We took a trip out to.. Well I’m not too sure where.
Here are some of the panels I painting during the week.