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Watercolour of Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament London painted at night

Posted On: Thursday 29th December 2011
Summary: A watercolour sketch of the illuminated Houses of Parliament in watercolour from the South Bank next to Westminster Bridge, as night fell.

Blog Tags: Watercolor   Outdoor painting   Pochade painting   Painting in London   Townscapes   Nocturne painting   Buildings   Reflections in water   Quick painting   Watercolor painting   

houses of parliament in watercolour from westminster bridge londonAfter getting off the Thames Clipper we enjoyed a late lunch, but by the time I had walked back out to the River Thames, the daylight was rapidly fading, and the Houses of Parliament were now illuminated against the darkening sky.

But I was determined to try at least one painting with colour in my day  of sketching in London. It was almost impossible to see what I was doing; I just had to trust to experience that my colours and values were about right. So here is my "finished" watercolour - untouched from when I packed my things away on the London Embankment at Westminster bridge. I tell the story in a video here.

Watercolour and pencil on paper 8"x11"
 

 

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