I have noticed the light is changing now the sun is lower in the sky and it was a gorgeous morning.
With this faffing I then started without drawing as I wanted to capture the light as it was so I just got the colour down.
See the stages below. So much harder to work out all the shapes and proportions as you go but it seams to work well as a method - one that Richard Pikesley artist, has suggested to me in the past.
I also experimented with getting the wall and lamp post in on the left side, but being a relatively small board the two strong uprights (the bridge & post) competed with each other and didn't work so I took the lamp post out.
Painting the bridge without drawing first
The two paintings which got into the prestigious Chelsea Exhibition last weekend.