Some things that make this a good painting day:
- The weather - it's sunny, not too cold and not windy! Mmm just right.
- NO VAN in the way :)
- I get chatting to a passerby who lives on Henrietta Street. He then goes home to bring his wife to see my painting and they commission a similar picture from a slightly different angle.
- Two ladies walk towards me and pass by. As they do so they turn to look at the painting and make some approving noises. They continue to walk on and the next thing I hear is one of them saying, "We just walked into a lamppost looking at your painting!" This could be the ultimate compliment. I laugh a lot, which is okay, because they are laughing too.
Still not finished though - I just noticed the figure hasn't got a shadow - gotta watch those shadows.
Also, I make progress on Henrietta Street painting no.2:
Still some work to do and I had to cheat slightly by starting it in the studio because of the figures, but I think it's going to be okay.