A few weeks ago, we had here in the UK our first properly beautiful spring weather week-end so I made the most of it and went painting at Sydney gardens looking for an inspiring bridge. I found it and here is what I painted:
What a lovely atmosphere there was with couples and family having a walk and boats boarding and offloading happy crews.
|The painting towards the end|
Only little problem: as I was setting up, I realised I forgot the hooks to hold my pochade box open. In a moment of intense ingenuity I decided to use one of my shoe lace to hold it together and it worked pretty well:
Here below is me painting, stuck against the wall trying to take as little space as possible. If you look closely, you'll see:
- my stylish high vis yellow bike jacket that I placed behind me, just in case, to avoid being ran over by some crazy bikers
- my left trainer without its lace
As I was half way through the painting, a little girl silently watched me paint for a good 5 minutes, and then suddenly told to her mum with a lot of excitement "Oh mum, I know, I know!! She is painting the bridge isn't she??" A bit worrying it took her 5 minutes to realise! :-)
|I loved the variety of greens in this scenery|
Ready to go back home - I discovered my bike basket is pretty handy to transport wet paintings...
Latest update: I've just come back from a painting trip in Dorset so I'll be posting all my paintings very soon.... Watch this space!