Tuesday 30 May 2017

Brunel Road, Chigwell

Cute little road of Victorian terraced houses and atmospheric trees in the background. These sort of scenes just cry out for a bit of pencil; match made in heaven for me! 

Sunday 28 May 2017

Marble Hill House

Built in 1724 - 1729 this gem on the banks of the Thames in Twickenham was the home of Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk and Mistress of George II.  It became the hub of a social circle that included cultured neighbours like Alexander Pope and Horace Walpole.  There is a pretty fine set of early Georgean paintings inside.

I've sketched it a few times from different angles but today fancied getting up close for the gutsy angular perspective enhanced by my low sketcher's stool. Bit of a challenge.