Painting in The Mall a day before the Royal Wedding, London is looking great with so many flags flying and the sun shining. Some people were camping out to get a view on the big day.
A message of congratulations on the window at W H Patterson in Mayfair.
(far left is my 20x16in Regent Street painting, on the right is a very nice view of the palace by Peter van Breda)
Regent Street flags, 10x12in. The smaller of two views I painted while standing on a traffic island in the middle of the road.
I had been painting the Union Flags and noticed this red white and blue pattern had appeared in my dipper – almost a French tricolour.
Spring in Oxford, oil on linen, 20 x 24 inches (50 x 60cm)
Above: the painting nearing completion. As usual, this picture was painted entirely on location. There was a gap of two weeks between beginning the painting and going back to finish it. You will notice that when I started (photo below) the trees were bright pink with blossom. When I returned for the second session they had turned green, fortunately I had got far enough with the trees to have got away with it!