I started this on a Friends of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) plein air day.
|Standing under Richmond Bridge – its cool there!|
There were over 20 great plein air artists on that day and although it was inspiring and lovely to work next to them I felt a pressure to ‘perform’ and produce a decent painting. It took me till lunch to settle and during the morning I had started 3 paintings which were all scraped! Then I started this little boat and I was away!
|8×10″ study completed en plein air|
I actually completed this little study on the day and Ioved it so much I wanted to do a bigger version and slightly different angle…. so I started another one 🙂
I mapped it in a underpainting of Burnt Sienna on site but then the group went to the pub and so it was abandoned till the studio…