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?
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.
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.
One of my favourite pubs, The Harp near Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square, London. This view is from the upstairs saloon. Good beer here!
London Marathon 2014, sketch of spectators crossing the road, between runners, at Westminster, marshals in yellow vests, April.
The London Marathon 2014, at Westminster, sketch in crayon, marshals and spectators waiting for the first competitors