BANKSIDE EXHIBITION FOR SOUTH LONDON WOMEN ARTISTS GROUP
The next exhibition of the SLWA will be held for one week from 30 April to 8 May.
My painting will be on display at the Bankside Gallery. It is an oil painting on canvas, measuring H56 x W76 including frame.
|Edna Runs London Marathon|
I was standing near to Westminster Tube Station and was able to watch the elite runners pass, with the spectators and marshalls making an exciting backdrop to the runners.
In my painting I have featured the Kenyan runner, Edna Kiplagat. My source material included pencil sketches and photographs. As well, like most artists, I have a good visual memory so that comes into helpful effect.
You might notice the statue of Windston Churchill on the right, which at the time the statue was surrounded by protective mesh fences.
On the right you can see the huge figure of a teddy bear, with the word CORAM on a sash.
Here is a link to the CORAM charity web site:
CORAM, BETTER CHANCES FOR CHILDREN
|Coram Bear at London Marathon 2011, oil painting|
This bear was part of the support group for the runners who were raising spondorship money for the CORAM charity, and I thought it particularly attractive with its friendly smile.
Of course a lot of photographs were being taken by the crowds, as well as by the official photographers. All kinds of positions were taken so as to get a good view, and it seemed that everybody was trying to get that perfect shot, though they did take time to clap and shout encouragement.
The Bankside Gallery is very near the Tate Modern Gallery, on the Thames Path, and is open every day from 11am to 6pm
BANKSIDE GALLERY SLWA EXHIBITION APRIL 30, 2012