|Selfridges, Flags, Buses, Oxford Street|
What a fantastic couple of weeks to be a painter! London looked, and continues to look, in party mode - lots of flags, bunting and other decorations for the Golden Jubilee. I pastelled away in the Mall, Soho, Whitehall, Oxford/Regent streets, street parties and sketched the gun salute at the Tower of London. I also sketched the Trooping of the Colour rehearsal last week. The speed of the marching certainly helped me to galvanise myself in to action for Flotilla work.
|Trooping of the Colour Rehearsal|
|Waiting for Flotilla, Blackfriars|
The flotilla was extraordinary, one of the grandest sights I have seen. It was not just the view of the boats and barges; it was the crowd, the noise of the cheering, the bells and the rich variety of architecture along the Thames which provided an extraordinary backdrop. I was fortunate enough to be at the City of London School with about 19 other painters. Many thanks to Ellis Whitcomb - it was an incredible view..
What a memorable and inspiring experience - rain and pastel are not the best of friends though.
Further work will be on my website later on this week.
|Waiting for Flotilla - barges going upriver|
|Crowds waiting for Flotilla (in progress)|
|Crowds picknicking, St James' Park (before the bad weather!)|
I will be showing work at the following:
Chelsea Art Society, Annual Open http://chelseaartsociety.org.uk
(Town Hall, Kings Road SW3, 21-25 June) where I am a member
With Surface ICA at Barossa, New Kings Road, www.surfaceica.com (Jubilee show 14th June)
St Mary, The Boltons SW10 - 2012 Art Exhibition (14th-20 June)
For further details please see my website www.louisediggle.co.uk
|Jubilee Party, Cleaver Square|
|Waiting for the Procession, Mall - Jubilee|