Plein air painting in Tamworth

I wasn't sure where to go today but ended up in the small market town of Tamworth in  Staffordshire. I had no idea of what I was going to do but as I walked around these two chance encounters caught my eye.

"Conversation" 12 x 16 in oil. The girl on the bike just turned up and suddenly became the focus of the painting.

"Conversation" 12 x 16 in oil. The girl on the bike just turned up and suddenly became the focus of the painting.

I then moved on to the High Street and tucked myself against a large shopfront window to do the next painting. When the sun came out it created a strip of lit foreground that made it more dynamic. Although it kept going in and out so I had to improvise a little.

In situ photo showing completed painting

In situ photo showing completed painting

"Towards the High Street" 14 x 20 in oil: 

"Towards the High Street" 14 x 20 in oil: