Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches
Here's another one I'm submitting to the ROI Exhibition. Thought I'd do a 'local' one to the Mall Galleries, just down the road to the Palace!
The contre jour lighting (posh for looking straight into it) provided a spectacular effect, with the Palace and its attendant statues and poncey pillars silhouetted in various subtle shades of purpley-grey - right up my street...well, the Queen's arctually, as Count Arthur Strong would say!
It was a bit fiddly on this small scale, but I enjoyed the challenge for a change, instead of my default riverine paintings. Maybe one day I'll tackle something similar to this on a bigger scale, like the great Peter Brown whose unparallelled streetscapes have given him the name 'Pete the street'. I'm more 'Pete the stream'...doesn't quite have the same ring to it does it?