A quick sketch of London Bridge in the evening from a phone camera photo; I have been collecting interesting clouds for some time now. As another piece with a narrow range of values I am quite pleased with it although I may tweak the bridge a bit - the textures show up better in reality and I think it deserves a frame. Its quite big for a sketch 16 x 20" Oil on linen.
I have also just started playing with glazing, I wasnt entirely satisfied with this painting, too monotone and too boring although I like the textures. Finally I had a lightbulb moment and knew what do do. I darkened the top left with some burnt umber, scrubbed in a bit of indian yellow on the lights and greyed the floor and walls with a light scumbling of kings blue. Now it more closely resembles how I remember it, a dull day which lent a quiet and sombre atmosphere to the former monastery. I'm very excited about the possibilities of making small adjustments and corrections using glazing and scumbling now I have seen how it works. Also I am thinking I need to do a few more long and more considered paintings.