Friday, 26 July 2013
I whizzed my morning view off to the framer without scanning it, woops! so that will have to be a photograph through glass, later.
One more to finish, which is the night time view. I have been trying to paint it this evening, but it is too dark to paint the dark!! my eyes are aching and telling me its time to stop! It will be a lot easier in the morning!!
Monday, 22 July 2013
|The Great Escape!|
I hope this gives a feeling of the way the pub is hemmed in, over looked by other buildings baring down, but still standing proud on its little corner.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Flower baskets and windows next, which should brighten it up some more.
Friday, 12 July 2013
Saturday, 6 July 2013
Thursday, 4 July 2013
My daughter and I went up to London to see my eldest daughters work in the DandAD New Blood awards. (she couldnt go as away on a well earned end of degree holiday!)
We then spent a couple of hours in the city sketching, and having coffee (again!)
The top sketch was the wonderful view opposite Liverpool Street Station, looking across Liverpool Street old rooftops toward the modern sky scrapers. The iconic gherkin is gradually being surrounded with more and more new development around Bishopsgate.
Sad that what remains of Liverpool Street Station architecture is now McDonalds. But at least some of the station has been saved. We were perched against the Jewish Kinder memorial to sketch this.
We then wandered down Bishopsgate, admiring all the new architecture, until we reached Leadenhall market. A special place in my family history, as a (several times) great grandfather was the landlord of a pub here in Bulls Head Passage. The pub survives but now as an Optician... and was disguised once again as a pub for the Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter number 1. Interestingly, when it was originally a pub, it was called the Green Dragon.
Monday, 1 July 2013
We had intended to go to Brighton beach, as the day was hot and sunny. But over the downs we were greeted with a grey damp rolling sea mist...so we ended up at the Marina, and instead of the intended ice creams, we had coffee at Cafe Rouge.
My daughter sketched the boats, and I looked up at the cafe. I resisted the pen today, but it was hard!!