The Christmas holidays are coming to an end and I will be flying back to Salamanca via Stanstead and Valladolid tomorrow. Two weeks at home with my parents has been relatively fruitful: I painted my brother, got lots of photos of central London, painted my brother's ex, and painted this painting of the National Gallery in London. I had done a painting of Calle Toro in Salamanca which has been very popular on flickr for its reflections in the wet pavement so I thought I would try to do something similar of some of the sites of London. Conveniently for me the day I went round with my camera it was raining so I got lots of great photos wet streets. The painting took me about a day and I used oils on paper. I think it could have done with a little more work but it is still wet so won't be travelling with me in my hand luggage. I'll do another better one when I get to Spain.