Friday 10 April 2015

Tales from the riverbank

It’s the annual Boat Race tomorrow along the Thames so it seemed a good opportunity to go and draw at some point along the route.  I chose Barnes, spending a really lovely afternoon sketching the river and some of the neighbouring buildings in a very well-heeled part of town.  When the rowers from Oxford and Cambridge pass under Barnes Bridge, they will be almost at the end of their 6.8km battle which has been taking place between the rival universities since 1829.  


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!