Saturday, July 18, 2015

Can you create a masterpiece in a day?

Last weekend, hundreds of artists of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals, took part in Pintar Rapido London 2015. The rules were simple: choose a spot anywhere in London and paint it in a day. Paintings can be of any size, medium or subject, as long as the said subject is located within the city. 

   The event is the UK's biggest outdoor painting festival, competition and exhibition, and some had even travelled from Spain and the Netherlands to take part. Alain Speed, an architect who paints in his spare time, won the top prize of £1,000 with his oil-on-canvas depiction of an alleyway between the Old Chelsea Town Hall and 181 King's Road.

   Pintar Rapido donates 10% of all profits from portrait sales to the Campaign for Drawing. The next leg will be held in Glasgow on August 15 and 16.

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