Friday, 23 October 2015

Another George


This one is The George. I'd been going back and forth about drawing this for weeks, so on Monday I ventured up the High Road to find the best view minus the traffic lights. The steps are the most important part of the picture; I like the way they encroach onto the pavement, giving an invitation to come and go as one pleases.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Made in Chelsea


Cadogan Pier

I was down here on Saturday on a London Urban Sketchers' Crawl. I also said I wasn't going to come back as it's on the other side of town to me. So on Monday morning I was heading for Sloane Square and a no. 22 bus. Not that I would dare to add to the great works of P L Travers but if Mary Poppins were ever around, the boy would climb down from the lamp post, the street signs would point the way to all sorts of impossible destinations; and of course one would be flown there sitting on the Sphinx bench.

and the Indian ink one

Friday, 2 October 2015

George Green


Wanstead, to be precise. This is those delightful convoluted Victorian public drinking fountains. Anyway I fancied the challenge and thought it would make a somewhat involved study. I took some 14" x 11" paper with me which was just as well as I got too close to work in my normal comfort zone of A5.  On the second  site visit I fancied putting in a bit of background, the telephone box and flats on the A12, making it part of normality.