On Monday I went to London to see the Chelsea Open Exhibition which I was very pleased to have two paintings showing in it. One of them was Albert Bridge so I was inspired to have another go at it.
I have noticed the light is changing now the sun is lower in the sky and it was a gorgeous morning.
I started a couple of times and wiped off, I liked the reflection of the bridge posts and moved the composition up to get them in.
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.