Got the tube up to South Ken. to paint one of my favourite London properties, the classically proportioned, porticoed mansion at the end of North Terrace, Kensington (just around the corner from Brompton Oratory). I made a very poor start and within half an hour the thunder clapped and the rain poured down. I ran for cover and returned to my studio. Fortunately I'd taken a snapshot, so returned to the picture back in the studio and spent a couple of hours 'moving on' the basic drawing and groundwork done on site into a half decent picture.