London – Last Light

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world. I particularly like the area around Tower Bridge. This painting shows details of buildings in the foreground, but the background is highly abstracted. The sky is very dramatic and the overall effect is to make you want to be there in London, at the heart of things. It is painted with acrylic paint on canvas. The first layer was laid down very quickly, using paint directly applied to the canvas and then spreading it with a large palette knife. This is what gives the sky and the Thames the amazing vitality. The buildings and Tower Bridge were then added over a period of a few weeks.  

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