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.
Congratulations! Really pleased that you were successful again. It looks a nice painting, and you did the right thing to concentrate on river views. Wish I could have been there! xxm
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Congratulations although I don’t know why you are surprised that your painting sold. It’s really very good and you should sell more
Thanks Lesley. I’ve not sold much so every time is a surprise.