Painting in progress, August 22, 2010

Tower Bridge, London, 2010

I’m loving my new pochade box and have been testing it around London as well as other parts of England and Scotland.   Painting on location certainly adds another layer to what I usually consider a very solitary activity.   I did not anticipate that painting at this specific location on the River Thames over looking Tower Bridge would mean I would become a street performer.   I can’t tell you how many people asked to have their picture taken with me.   It was entertaining until the herd of non-English speaking school kids surrounded me and started putting their phones and cameras between my face and the pochade box to take pictures of the painting.   I need to learn how to say “please step back” in Chinese.   Just the same, it was great fun and this painting is really shaping up!

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