Monday, 17 July 2017

We drew Richmond-upon-Thames

Lots of us arrived in the Terrace Gardens last Saturday from Southampton, Coventry, Basingstoke, Spain.....and London...

...and strode forth up the hill to the famous Terrace View, settling in at the conveniently provided information board and hedge easels...



...or in one case the gutter to draw a Morgan. A passerby commenting he was ignoring the finest view in London. It was a pretty good motor.

                                                   
 ...or one of the many benches.

Heavy persistent drizzly rain curtailed work, but brought out a resilient spirit and some excellent work. Although our half time share was constrained...


...we saw the rain off over lunch in time to resume -- some in The Jubilant, a replica of an 19th century barge --


and others around and about. Huge variety as ever of materials and techniques. And for one sketcher who had forgotten her brushes, ink and her eyeliner brush! Neither weather nor equipment shortfall can daunt Urban Sketchers!

We finished by Richmond Green, thence to a bar for a prolonged relaxed drink and mutual sketchbook sharing session.


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