from the Treasured series
Watercolor & silver leaf on watercolor paper
3″ x 9″
I’ve lost count of the number of my favorite novels that traipse the streets in London.
I liked the idea of using smoky blues for this sliver of the town. A heavy condensation of murky fog and pollution is hardly unique to London, however a virtual stampede of authors has ingrained the city’s smoky nickname in literary tradition. In fact, I’ve yet to find a novel set in pre-1960s London without a passage where the mood is set by wrapping it in a hazy pea-soup.
Depicted are portions of the boroughs of Camden, Westminister, Lambeth, and Southwark—from the edge of Regent’s Park down to St. James’s Park below the The Mall, across the Thames (via the Waterloo, Westminster, and Lambeth bridges), and down to the Oval and Kennington Park.