Looking at this urban scene, it’s hard to believe that the waters of the great river Thames flow below you. The London Bridge painting shows the scene after a heavy rainfall. The pavement and roads are saturated. Light reflects on the watered walkway, as people … Continue readingLondon Bridge Painting reflections
20 Fenchurch Street is one of those buildings that people either love or hate. It evokes strong emotions because it is so different to the surrounding architecture. Towering overhead in this Walkie Talkie painting, it inspires that sense of looming that tall buildings convey. Older … Continue readingMeditation on the Walkie Talkie Painting
The Walkie Talkie Building… Also known as 20 Fenchurch Street as seen from Lombard Street. A while ago I painted a Golden Locust trade sign. Created in the days when reading was a rare skill, and images were the traditional method for advertising a company. … Continue readingWalkie Talkie Building. Painting Lombard Street.
Building melts cars! Or so the headlines went the construction of 20 Fenchurch Street or the Walkie Talkie was nearing completion in Sept 2013. Somewhere in the planning of a skyscraper that faces south nobody had considered that concave glass surfaces focus the sun’s rays. Dispite … Continue readingLondon Calling the Walkie Talkie building
I’ve been concentrating on smaller pieces recently. This is is the finished version of a work in progress I posted on my Facebook page last week. I love the underground symbol, so simple yet immediately identifiable and distinctive. The perfect foreground for my first painting … Continue readingNew painting – London Calling.