Friday 30 January 2015

Let's Draw the British Museum - Saturday 7th February 2015

See below details of our next sketching event at the British Museum.
you can plan your visit to the museum on their website:
and there is a handy map for the day here
We look forward to seeing you there!


Tuesday 27 January 2015

Mole Man's house, Dalston

I stopped to draw the Mole Man's house in Mortimer Road, Dalston, as I cycled home the other day. It was once the home of William Lyttle, aka Mole Man, who tunnelled beneath it in all directions over more than 40 years, until complaints led to his eviction. (He was rehoused in a flat and was dead within a few years.) It has looked like a building site for years, but now there is activity above ground as it undergoes restoration.
The architect David Adjaye, who designed the forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture in the National Mall, Washington, DC, among other buildings, is overseeing the design for the artists Sue Webster and Tim Noble, who are said to have paid more than £1m for the house at auction. It doesn't look anything special yet, unless you like corrugated iron and scaffolding.


Monday 26 January 2015

Sketching programme for 2015

As Katherine mentioned, last week we had a meeting to organise our programme of sketchcrawls for 2015. See below our ideas and dates to pencil in your diaries. Please bear in mind that towards the end of the year dates may change. In any case, we will be posting updates closer to each date with details of times and where to meet before and after. 
  • 7th February 2015 -  British Museum
  • 7th March 2015  - Victoria and Albert Museum/ South Kensington
  • 26th April 2015  - Millenium Bridge North Bank/ St Paul's/ One New Change
  • May2015 (date tbc) - Kew Gardens
  • June2015 (date tbc) - Hampstead Heath and Hampstead Village
  • 11th July 2015 (tbc) - Day Trip to Oxford
  • August2015 (date tbc) -  St James/ Mall Gallery event
  • September 2015 (date tbc) - Blackheath Festival
  • 10th October 2015 - Chelsea Embankment/ Battersea Reach/ Battersea Park & Power Station
  • 7th November 2015 - Borough Market
  • 12th December 2015 -  National Gallery/Trafalgar Square at Christmas
In addition, there are other venues that we are investigating in order to get access for the group

Happy sketching in 2015!

St Paul's from One New Change - Isabel Carmona


Sunday 25 January 2015

Down the High Road, South Woodford

at the junction with Glebelands Avenue, is this little terrace. I drew them from somewhere near the bus stop opposite the Odeon. I liked the evening shadows and the chimney pots of course. As a pencil drawing, it had been hanging around since the end of the summer, rattling on at me, "go on, get out the paint, you know you need to." Which was true, so I felt the fear, and did it anyway.