Saturday, 23 June 2012

St Albans Festival

Like triffids great big silk tulips appeared in the town centre. The art society had a drawing day in the town. I drew this view of French Row earlier in the week.
 but I've never had the courage when alone to draw the old door at the bottom of the Clock Tower which has the painted instruction to "COMMIT NO NUISANCE"

With my back to the Clock Tower I drew the war memorial at the entrance to Waxhouse Gate, I added the red of the poppies when I got home

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Jubilee Pageant

Tom and I braved the rain to take a look but the only way we could see anything was with periscopes (thanks Gold) which eventually dissolved in the rain.

 The only drawings I could do were of the horizon and the crowd. I've never seen anyone else drawing before but there were people with easels on the building behind us and the guy behind me in the crowd was doing the same scene in ink. Tom watched us for some time drawing away, neither of us aware of the others picture. I don't know how he got on because the crowd increased until the Queens boat passed and we had to put our sketchbooks away then it rained and my hands got too cold to hold a pencil.