For the third year running I sold my entry at Pintar Rapido. This annual competition based in Chelsea attracts many professionals and amateurs (including me, 3 years running) with the main remit of painting a London scene in a day. The following day they are exhibited at Chelsea town hall.
Numbers were down again this year and the number of sales was even lighter. I decided to return to the river and take on Albert bridge again. Its a lovely setting and close to the town hall.
It turned out to be a beautiful day but painting outdoors, with the aim of producing my best work, is a real challenge. I normally only sketch outdoors. Changing light and tides, drying winds, hot sun and traffic pollution all added to the task. It was just as well that I had practiced the scene at home…as this helped me overcome many issues as I painted.
I was pleased with the outcome in the end and chuffed that someone bought it!
Here it is framed.