VIEW FROM RICHMOND TERRACE AUTUMN 1

This bend in the river Thames with its wooded island must rank as one of the best views in London. I've made my own painting pilgrimage to this spot many times over the years, but during the rest of 2020/21 I've decided to make a mini project to celebrate it in all the seasons and times of day.

Kicking things off is this life study, halfway through the autumn "show". You need a nice windy day to get good sparkles on water, and it certainly was very bracing, veering on gale force - which is reflected in the vigorous paint handling I feel!