Friday 22 February 2019

#447 'Golden Hour, Albert Bridge' 30x40cm

No wind, beautiful light and cloudless sky. Such a great combo, with the silhouetted shape of the old Victorian Bridge (built in 1873.)

I maped out all the dark structural areas first, not much detail just main shapes and then the lighter sky. Tricky when it changed so quickly but finished in the studio. I wanted it to feel like that strong light shinning just before it goes down and mellows.

In mid painting flow when a photographer quite far away with a zoom lens was aiming at me. I called after him once he'd taken it but it was way too loud with the traffic on the Chelsea Embankment next me, he disappeared but kindly looked me up - from my website on my Open Box M pochade. 
Thank you Wojciech Jarowslaw Pawlowski for the lovely sunlit photo.


  1. Stunning photo to match a stunning painting. How lovely of him to look you up and send the photo. The light and colours are perfect. It still amazes me, after all these years, how good your reflections are!

    1. Just an FYI when I mention the colours and light I'm referring to your painting 😊