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St Paul's Cathedral London in early Autumn - WIP stages
|Stages of the oil painting of St Pauls, in central London|
St Paul's cathedral, situated in central London is the famous subject of this painting, created during late 2019 and early 2020. The building is seen from Cannon Street, with various buses using the road. The panel above shows three stages of the painting in progress. In the first panel can be seen the drawing of the scene, done in dark brown acrylic paint on a brown ground or 'wash'. Tonally bright areas, such as the sky, have been painted in white acrylic paint. The idea at this stage is to suggest the underlying forms in the painting and how the tones will work throughout the image. Moving on the second panel shows a half way stage where colours have been added using diluted oil paint. This is the under-painting, and the colours are there to give an indication of the placement of the paint and there tonal range. The final panel now shows the finished painting. Here the paint has been applied over the previous paint in a thicker, but more careful manner. At the same time details are painted in. The artwork of this London scene can be seen in greater detail by following this link.