Monday, 22 February 2016

219. USK - Sketching the Wallace Collection 2 of 2

Pilot G-Tec C4 pen, W&N watercolours and Tombow brushpen
in Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook, 8.5" x 5.5" (x2).

This sketch was done in the Wallace Collection Restaurant with USK London on Saturday. As usual, Katherine made us sketch the fare before consuming it. I don't like strawberries, cream, etc, so just had a pot of (lovely) tea and sketched someone else's cream tea.

The restaurant staff were really encouraging, walking around and commenting on our sketches and we were so pleased they allowed us to paint at the tables (not inside the galleries though!).
One newbie and two regulars - I always love the international flavour of Urban Sketchers London! In our little group of four (above), the only continent not represented was Australasia but I bet further down the table (below), there was at least one. (Almost 20 of the 30+ sketching on Saturday stayed for cream teas.)

6 comments:

  1. What a fascinating post. Love the sketch - great placement of items for your setting. It has been a few years since I was in London so I enjoyed looking at every detail in the photos.

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    1. Thank you Julie. I do love London, so much source material there.

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  2. Your sketch looks wonderful, love the shading and the photos show what a popular event this is, thanks for sharing. xxx

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    1. You're welcome, Azra. Thank you.

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  3. Loved every word (& sketch) in parts 1&2, Sharon! I hear the Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl is coming over to my neck of the woods this summer (well, sort of. We're in Oregon - sketchers headed to Tacoma, Washington). What an exciting opportunity for an artist to meet other artists from around the world. Thanks for promoting sketching. You are such an inspiration!!

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  4. Thank you for taking the time to make such a kind and lovely comment, Chris. They are amazing events and you meet people from all over the world who are on holiday, studying, etc., and equally good is being able to look through everyone's sketchbooks (some bring quite a few). It's great!

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