Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Boats onThames in Fog

Oil on canvas
8" x 10"

With the half-term holidays over I could concentrate again on painting today. There were a few things left unfinished a while ago so I have worked on them a bit this morning. This one, Boats on Thames in Fog, has been in limbo for several months already. I wasn't happy with it before and hadn't the energy to do anything with it. Today its day has come. I made some alterations, clarified some details and put my signature in the corner.

I spied this scene in central Richmond last autumn. It was an amazing day when all around me was drowning in a thick, milky haze. I painted it over another landscape which I wasn't happy with and it gave this painting an ultra pronounced texture which I quite like.

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