Sunday, 16 October 2016

La Pastora, 438 years old.

The Caracas Urban sketchers group were invited to take part in the parish celebrations today.  Just like last Saturday when we were in Los Proceres it was incredibly hot... rain on the way probably.
Did a very quick sketch of the children drawing at tables provided and putting on hats made of balloons that a man was giving away.   In the church a lady was reading papers and adding up figures, I decided she had found a peaceful office but in fact she was waiting for her daughter who was in a bible class at the front of the church.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

So long without posting.... today in Caracas the Urban sketchers group went to Los Proceres

It was hotter than Hades and very little shade.  Max was determined that we would stick to his timetable so each sketch was about half an hour in a spiral bound book I had here that is 20x29cm.
Three hours after getting home we have just had the most tremendous storm, which would account for the heat this morning.  We finished up in the Military Club, I havent been in years, it is being ripped apart and anyone is allowed in, which is fine but... they take money out of the military pension for the use of the club so should maybe charge everyone entrance!!!

Friday, 15 April 2016

After two days of glorious sun it is cold and wet! Despues de dos dias de un sol brillante hoy hace frio y esta lloviendo!

So... I sketched from inside... view from the flat of the Thames Estuary.   Entonces.... trabaje desde adentro, vista del desembocadura del Tameses desde el apartamento.   No scanner so not great images.

Monday, 28 March 2016

waiting for a man to come and collect a cheque

It is really, really hot and dry and the plants on the terrace are looking sad and thinned out.  Water rationing means that I really cannot justify watering the poor things either.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

the first sketches since October, boy am I rusty!

I haven´t sketched since October and am not happy at all with the results but will have to endeavour to do a sketch a day at least to get back into the rhythm.
No he hecho bosquejos desde Octubre y me siento muy oxidado, no me gusta para nada los resultados.  Tendre que hacer una al dia hasta que entro el ritmo de nuevo.