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Sunset from Castle Mound Cambridge, a pochade sketch in oil

Posted On: Saturday 4th June 2011
Summary: As the daylight faded I walked to the top of Castle Mound in Cambridge to paint the view in oil using my pochade box, only stopping when the light had gone, at 10pm

Blog Tags: Oil painting   Outdoor painting   Pochade painting   Painting in Cambridge   Townscapes   Nocturne painting   Buildings   

Cambridge from Castle Mound a pochade painting in oilPainted in about 30 minutes in oil from the top of Castle Mound in Cambrige last night. The sun had already set when I arrived and the clocks chimed 10pm as I finished. By then I couldn't see this little pochade sketch painted perched on top of the tripod-easel. It was a case of waiting until I got home to see it in the light.

Castle Mound is the highest point in the city and it brings you on a level with the church and college spires of the city. 

The colors were rich and Castle Street in the foreground was lit by the street lamps, echoing the sky.


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