Paintings of London
London is a great city, full of subjects to paint. I have painted St Paul’s Cathedral before, but it’s been as part of a cityscape of the Thames. Although I’m unable to travel to London at the moment because of COVID 19, I’m keen to return to paint and visit its galleries.
This watercolour of St Paul’s Cathedral has been painted using a very limited palette of mainly four colours. Cadmium Yellow, Rose Madder, Manganese Blue and Payne’s grey. I wanted to retain the simplicity and freshness I achieve in my sketchbook watercolours painted on location.
The Artist Support Pledge
The Artist Support Pledge has been a great idea in helping artists who have been effected by COVID 19. Many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared.
The concept of the Artist Support Pledge is simple. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping).
Once I sell 5 of my paintings, I pledge to buy another artists work for £200. I’m looking forward to helping another artist by purchasing one of their paintings. You can see the paintings I’ve made available under the scheme on a special page on my website.
The Lockdown has been a tough time for so many people. Susan and I have made the best of our time together, exercising with a walk and appreciating each other. Much of my work for the charity Junction 42 has taken place through technology like zoom, text messages and WhatsApp. My clients have valued me keeping in touch and I look forward to seeing them face to face. Hopefully that will take place sometime in June. In the meantime, keep safe.