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PORTOBELLO ROAD, LONDON, SKETCHES IN JULY


PEN DRAWING, PORTOBELLO RD JULY DRAW LONDON PADDINGTON BEAR STALL PORTOBELLO RD JULY DRAW LONDON 1 SIGNS PORTOBELLO RD 1 JULY DRAW LONDON copy

 

I was on the Sketch Crawl on Saturday, 12 July, organised by the Meet Up Group Drawing London on Location.

It was very hot and crowded!

The crowds were more than I had expected, in fact it was rather like the masses of people who come to the Notting Hill Carnival.

There were a lot of us sketchers and we were dotted around the area, mostly sitting on sketching stools or on the ground. It is tiring work.

I particularly liked the view of the market from Denbigh Close, where there was a stall selling Paddington Bears, and a couple of Wombles on the top shelf!

Do you remember Wombles?

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PENCIL SKETCHES AT HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA, JULY 2


POSH HAT, HENLEY REGATTA 1

Refreshment tent, I liked this posh hat in black and white.

HENLEY REGATTA BLONDES 1

My watercolour sketch of the blondes enjoying the hot summer weather by the River Thames at Henley

BOAT CREWS AUDIENCE, HENLEY REGATTA 1

By the River at Henley, the audience included some of the boat crews who had finished racing and were hanging out, relaxing.

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ST MARY’S CHURCH MERTON PARK, SUMMER FAIR, PIMM’S TENT


 

London suburbs. Here is the corner of the church field last Saturday, with the Pimm’s Tent and the tables set out for drinks and snacks. Unfortunately it poured with rain some of the time, but a good time was had by all, nevertheless.

My sketch in crayon and chalk, on paper.

ST MARY'S CHURCH SUMMER FAIR

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Plant Fair in May, its planting time for all gardeners!


Plant Fair in May, its planting time for all gardeners!

In early May I went to the Plant Fair organised by Plant Heritage, Surrey branch. Plant enthusiasts both selling and buying, so very inspiring. Bought some iris, oriental poppy, lavender, rosemary, geum , fuchsia etc etc. Now have to find spaces for them all! Here is my quick sketch, done in crayon.