Friday, 30 March 2012

The River Thames at Kew in March

Earlier this month - in the first spell of good weather - we went down to Kew Gardens twice in one week.  We also left the gardens via the Brentford Gate and walked on the towpath next to the River Thames wile the tide was out.

I sketched this view sat nearly opposite Syon House.  I started it on the Monday and finished it on the Thursday.  It has the soft hazy colours of a warm day which started with fog!

The Thames at Kew - looking towards Richmond 12 and 15 March 2012
pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook, 11" x 16"
© Katherine Tyrrell - all rights reserved
You can read more about the place and my visit here on my sketchbook blog - The Thames at Kew - in March sunshine


  1. What a completely gorgeous sketch, really captures the haze and lighting. What brand of colour pencils do you use?

  2. Thanks Rosie

    I use all the brands of artists coloured pencils. Mainly Faber Castell Polychromos, Lyra Rembrandt, Derwent Coloursoft and Caran d"AchePablo and Luminance


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