Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Early Morning Over the Thames

This was painted in the bighting cold of an early morning on the footbridge beside Hungerford Bridge. I wanted to see the sun rise over the River Thames hear Big Ben strike the hour and see how the London Eye has changed the skyline. I also wanted to play at being Monet or Turner, not exactly the same view but close enough and this will be worked up into a painting when I get home. Click on the image to see a much bigger version.

6 comments:

Katherine said...

What a lovely panorama view! I'd not thought of trying to sketch from there - but will now take a look....

Jane Walker said...

I love this sketch - can't wait to see the painting too ..
So glad to see you have access to a computer.. thought of you last night while drooling over DT during the special Dr Who film. Kylie Minogue was good too! Whatever is a sonic screwdriver? My daughter made me a patchwork cat - so sweet. Seasons's greetings!

vivien said...

fabulous :)

ParisBreakfasts said...

Loverly painting and lovely view!
MErci Sarah :)

Jess said...

What a spectacular picture! You've seen some beautiful sights haven't you?

Katherine said...

Following your bridge painting, before I caught the tube home from Embankment, I went and stood by the Thames last night and did what I've been meaning to do for ages - which is work out how to look at the Houses of Parliament from the Embankment near to Charing Cross Railway Bridge. I don't think you can - I think Monet must have been on a bridge (probably the Hungerford Bridge) as you were or in a boat when he did his paintings of Parliament from somewhere near Charing Cross.

So I checked out the age of the Hungerford Bridge on wikipedia this morning and it's entirely feasible as Brunel's original suspension footbridge was retained when they built the railway bridge for Charing Cross Station. So it looks like you really were standing in the footsteps of Monet!