Sunday, 30 October 2016

A little amusement in Woodford

By the Cross Road bus stop to be precise. A delightful picturesque setting with a duck pond, complete with ducks and Canadian Geese, a bench, and Weeping Willows (not all shown). I've often contemplated drawing this scene but never quite managed it, owing to the W14 turning up and blocking my view for 10 minutes.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Let's draw Vauxhall Saturday 12th November

Drawing by James Hobbs

Saturday 12th November 2016

  • 11 am - Start at the front of Vauxhall Train Station.
  • 1 pm - Meet by the Secret Intelligence Service building (MI6 building: photo below), on the riverside walk. *If wet, meet in Starbucks by Vauxhall station.
  • 3.30 pm - Finish on the steps of Tate Britain to share sketches and take some photos.*Meet in CafĂ© Djanogly, inside Tate Britain if wet. 
The November Sketchcrawl will be heavy on the 'urban' part of London Urban Sketchers as we visit Vauxhall, with a variety of sketching inspiration including;
  • The Secret Intelligence Service building - made famous in 'Skyfall' and designed by architect Terry Farrell. 
  • Vauxhall City Farm - something a little different for central London. 
  • Tate Britain (free admission) - on the north side of the river, across Vauxhall Bridge. 
  • Vauxhall Bus Station - a striking metal design by Arup Associates.
  • Brunswick House - a Georgian mansion set amongst city skyscrapers.
  • Railway arches - for anyone who went to the Manchester Symposium, a chance to rekindle the love of railway arches.  Also good place to shelter if the weather is wet.
  • Views across the Thames and the changing London skyline.
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery is close by but unfortunately a new exhibition is being installed so it won't be open but the outside of the building would be interesting to draw. 

Meet outside Vauxhall Train Station at 11.00 am

Vauxhall City Farm

Secret Intelligence Service building (MI6 building)

Along the riverbank

The very striking Vauxhall Bus Station

View from Vauxhall to Westminster

Tate Britain

The sketchcrawl will be led by Lis Watkins.