Although the day started with a depressing grey sky, the sun didn't wait long to come out - that's the beauty of England; weather changing every hour!
After a quick cup of tea, some of us set up for a painting around the Radcliffe Camera. I loved the light on these golden stones...
|Radcliffe Camera, March morning oil on board 10"x14"|
We found a good spot in a narrow pedestrian street. I chatted with a few passers by who were lovely.
|my painting after a couple of hours|
David Pilgrim did a lovely painting of the same view which you can check out here. (tough competition going on here!)
|David painting the Radcliffe Camera|
At lunchtime we found an other spot for our second painting in Turl Street. (note: I said "at luncthime" and not "after lunchtime" because there is not such thing as breaks in those crazy painting marathons! I actually ate my sandwich while I was painting this - let's hope I didn't leave any breadcrumbs on the canvas...)
|View from Turl Street, Oxford oil on board 7"x10"|
I think I was a little bit blocking Roy Connelly's view although he kindly pretended I wasn't ;)
|Roy's easel and mine|
|David, painting from the other side of the street |
and making some very convincing painter-style gestures
Finally, in the afternoon some of us ended up painting the Magdalen bridge which was enhanced by beautiful afternoon sunshine.
|Magdalen bridge, Oxford, March afternoon oil on board 12"x10"|
It was a lovely way to end the day. I got so carried away by the painting and the conversation with Roy that I almost missed my train back!
|Roy painting and my easel set up before I started|