Sunday, 21 January 2018

Wellcome Collection with London Urban Sketchers







We had been told that only dry media was allowed so I didn't take my usual kit, just a fountain pen and some pastel pencils and pencils in case there were complaints about  the fountain pen.  It is an interesting place but has really low lighting in lots of the display areas so I found it quite a strain after a couple of hours.  I would think there were 50 to 60 urban sketchers,quite a turnout!



Sunday, 17 December 2017

Back to Belfairs Woods

Michelle, Paul and I braved the cold to return to Belfairs woods.  Between the temperatures (-1 rising to 2 degrees by midday)  and the impertinent dogs wiping their muzzles across the wet paint, not the best of sketching mornings





Sunday, 19 November 2017

Belfairs woods with Chalk Collective

A bitterly cold but gloriously bright Sunday sketching in Belfairs woods which should be renamed "dog paradise"!   I don't think I have ever seen so many dogs in one place!  Am a little nearer to getting the cold weather gear right. Thermal leggings,  down gillet plus coat, fingerless gloves which worked on the painting hand but next time will take "proper" gloves for my left hand. Even in the sun it was very cold.  Amazingly the paint dried quicker today than on other occasions... maybe it just froze!





Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Leigh on sea.

I met Paul after his class and we stayed in the Cooperative Fish Monger area sketching as the tide went out. The Brent Geese were all gathering as the water ebbed away. It is a pretty impressive sight but impossible to capture in a sketch.   A damp, grey day, a couple of hours sitting was more than enough. 






Friday, 3 November 2017

From the Kursaal to the Pier.

This morning was absolutely beautiful so met up with Paul at the Kursaal.
http://www.lovesouthend.co.uk/things-to-do/southend-kursaal
From there we crossed to the water fountains, and moved along sketching on the way finishing in front of the shore lifeboat station.   I stupidly didn't check to see if I had ink in my pen and really could have done with the pen.   Drawing the head of the pier was quite challenging so will go back with my pen to do a bit more work on that sketch.




Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday morning in Thorpe Bay

Walked along to Thorpe Bay fairly early this morning to make the most of what has proved to be a glorious day.