Here are some of the paintings from my trip to Bath last week. I was there for 2 and a half days and painted 19 small panels. The smallest was 6×8 and the largest 12x16inches. There are several I am quite happy with and a couple that were not finished due to changing light and heavy rain, but overall it was a good trip.
The heavy downpour on Friday afternoon resulted in one of my favourite pictures from the whole trip.
Above: Downpour in Queen Square, 6×8 inches, oil on board.
Below: Busker outside the Pump Rooms, 6×8 inches, oil on board.
While I was painting I met up with the winner of last year’s Bath Prize Plein Air award, Adebanji Alade. He has posted photos of several painters he found at work on the streets of Bath on his blog. You can see me, Karl Terry and Michael Richardson as well as plenty of Adebanji at work on his own marathon painting project.
Last week was a busy one, painting in London with Paul Rafferty and Karl Terry along with David Bachmann and Julian Barrow.
We painted at all of the following locations: Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, St James’s Park, Strand on the Green, Royal Academy, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, House Boats at Chelsea, Sargent’s Studio in Tite Street, Aldwich, Trafalgar Square (again) Strand on the Green (again), the Old Vic Theatre and Hammersmith Bridge.
The pictures above show us painting in Julian Barrow’s Tite Street studio previously occupied by John Singer Sargent.
My painting Wittering Light has been short-listed in a competition to choose a cover image for the next Ken Bromley Art Supplies catalogue.
To see all the shortlisted images click here and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!
Another of my paintings, Watching the Thames, has also been long listed for the London Lives painting competition.
Update: This picture has now made the shortlist and will feature in the exhibition at Bankside gallery in September.