Sunday, 5 April 2015

Hertford Union Canal - City High Rise and Canal Boats

View of the City of London and the Hertford Union Canal from Three Colts Bridge
pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook | © Katherine Tyrrell
Here in East London, we have an awful lot of very colourful canal boats tied up along the sides of the Hertford Union and Regent Canals.

If I sit at Three Colts Bridge - between Gunmaker Lane and Victoria Park - I can also see the 'Gherkin' and 'Cheese Grater' in the City of London

However I'm practising drawing water at the moment.......

.....and Canada Geese in perspective!


  1. my ancestors were Barge builders in Rotherhithe. I have not been to a canal in London yet - apart from glimpsing them at Camden and Regents park. This looks lovely, I should go on a Canal Hunt!

  2. Lovely view, and great job on the water! Looking forward to a bike ride and sketching along the canals on our UK visit in May.

  3. I admire your drawing very much. Thank you also for introducing me to another part of London to visit whenever I next get over to the UK.

    Best wishes.


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