Tuesday 20 August 2019

We drew on a summer evening near Tower Bridge - 7 August 2019

We met on Wednesday 7 August 2019 for an evening of sketching by the river.  It was good to be joined by so many people, including visitors to London as well as people who sketch with us regularly.  Many people tackled the challenge of drawing the changing city skyline.  Others drew passers by at this busy tourist spot, as well as the historic landmarks in this area.

The evening was run by Lis Watkins and Jo Dungey.


Monday 19 August 2019

We drew Greenwich - August 2019

(Olga Mackness writes)
End of the Day group photo - with Naval Heroes looking down 

Thank you everyone who attended our August meeting at (my personal favorite) Greenwich.
We were very lucky with the weather - the day was bright and sunny. It's been a pleasure to see many new faces and many more different sketching styles.

One of the sketchers in the very quiet courtyard - look closer to the left

Sketch by Mike Barber

Happy sketcher - happy start of the day.

There were many different options to draw - and main choices for the sketchers were
- Island Gardens - from the other side of the river, looking at Greenwich
- Gipsy Moth location with the carousel
- Naval College - magnificent architecture
- Royal Observatory
- Trafalgar Tavern

Sketch by Steve Baker

Sketch by Karen Jones

Of course there were many more different subjects and objects drawn, different mediums used and interesting stories shared.

Alison Gardiner contributed very interesting story about her own family history  - Gipsy Moth pub and a general Thames vista. 
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If any of you wondered about Naval Heroes busts on the Visitor's Centre facade, click here to learn more.

Overall it has been fantastic day. The day was not enough to cover all the areas and draw all of the possibilities offered by Greenwich.

Let's come some other time and draw more!
Sketch by Mike Whalley - day's organiser