The Life of London Churches painting depicts St Paul’s, bleached white by sunlight. It’s elegant, classic, austere and aloof. In stark contrast to the buildings on the right. They’re mucky, blurred. And imprecise. It’s hard to see the windows in details, unlike the crisp white … Continue readingReflecting on the Life of London Churches Painting
Sketching London is a deliberate attempt to recreate a photomontage, so often a favourite of the souvenir. These things often focus on the historic architecture. This one celebrates the new. Have you ever wondered what the impact the Capital has on a first time visitor? … Continue readingSketching London – Painting of the Week
Across the Glowing Bridge St Paul’s, marble white against a Prussian blue sky which morphs into cadmium yellow and red earth before being lost into depths of darkness. The glow of the city bounces around the scene, reflecting on the water and through gaps in … Continue readingThe glowing Bridge to St Paul’s
Looking at the St Paul’s Painting, What do you see? Russet reds, golden yellow against the night sky. Texture permeates the piece. The ground a rich display of oranges, yellows and burnt umber, like a molten path of lava moving ominously. Oblivious to the ‘danger’, … Continue readingMeditating By the Light of St Paul’s Painting
What do you see when you look at this Painting of St Paul’s Cathedral? The image is not so much a snapshot in time. It’s conveys more of a the passing of time. Some areas are clear and sharp, like the painting of St Paul’s … Continue readingMeditating on a Painting of St Paul’s Cathedral at night
And so I begin… A 30 day blog challenge! And knowing I would need 30 ideas, I decided to make them count. I want to write my next book about my London paintings, so I’ve decided to start with… A Painting tour of London in … Continue readingExploring the Life in London churches?