This piece is one of my great shots at crowded scenes. It would be exhibited at the Chelsea Art Society,CENTENARY Open Art Exhibition.
Celebrating 100 years from its foundation in 1910, the Chelsea Art Society will hold its 63nd Annual Open Art Exhibition from 16th to 19th June 2010 at Chelsea Old Town Hall. During the exhibition, over 500 paintings and sculptures from both established and aspiring artists alike will be on view. Covering a wide variety of styles including figurative, abstract, oil, watercolour, print and sculpture.
Spring Crowds, National Gallery, 6" x 8", Oil on board, 2010
I got to Trafalgar Square, one of the busy places in London in Spring/Summer and I parked my Pochade box in the middle of the Square to get a view of the National Gallery and the crowded people around the area.
This day was really crowded, as it seemed to have so many school children visiting the National Gallery that day. God bless those kids, they came over, with such politeness and openness and asked so many questions, which when it got a bit too much their teachers needed to tell them to stop. They were great! Some tourists took pictures while others donated money, don't know why? All this was buzzing while doing this piece and I really enjoyed it all!
Snapshot of the scene
I worked in thinner oil applications here but I managed to bring on the impasto applications, especially on the figures, towards the end.