This was the first of two paintings I did yesterday. This scene was calm and quiet in the early hours of the morning.
Still Morning Light From Battersea Reach, 6" x 8", Oil on board, 2010
I noticed that to get the still reflections on the Thames, one needs to be there early enough before any of the boats start moving. Once they start to move the water looses its stillness and gets all wavy.
That's me painting away
I have done this piece with oil almost in watercolour fashion, very thin. I did this because the scene sometimes dictates the way one reacts to paint and that was how I felt best to treat this scene.
The painting in the box
Snap shot of the scene