October 24, 2007

More London

My evenings are spent completing sketches and working in others from my pictures. I so enjoy going back into the moment. This Thames River scene is from an open air bus tour. The London Eye caught my 'eye' This Pub caught our attention on our first day out trekking about. I forgot to note its name and my picture did not reveal it either. The inside was as 'fetching' as the facade. I had fish and chips (which I could not find from street vendors?) and my friend had a hamburger "well done" as the waitress insisted! Later I advised my friend about mad cow disease concerns ;-) We had quite a laugh about that. The Cass Art Store was right across the street (where I indulged in gorgeous supplies I did not need - well I went in because I Needed a pencil sharpener!!) I did buy several things on Sale, and the price seemed soooo reasonable as I ignored the exchange rate of almost $2 for 1 British Stirling - oh well I Had to have it all!
And of Course Westminster Abby - my first European cathedral - lovely setting in this sketch from my picture -

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Love these London sketches, especially Westminster Abby. Glad you had fun buying art supplies. Of course you needed them all, and I will defend you on that point.

Bonny said...

LOL!!!! Absolutely! I to, bought supplies while in London in April. I bought a travel set of Schmincke paints and I love them!! Yes, they were expensive with the rate of exchange, but on the other hand those paints get used a lot more than others I have.
Great drawings/paintings,too. Did you go on the London Eye? We didn't, as it as pouring rain.

Nina Johansson said...

Awesome sketches! I really enjoyed them all. Seems like you had a nice visit in London.

Teri C said...

Wonderful sketches! I am enjoying your sketches so much.

seesue said...

OH MAN! The pub! the river! the Abby! The TAlent!

shirley said...

Sandy,
I am so thrilled to see your London sketches! You must be having so much fun reliving your trip - and to think you haven't even taken us to Paris yet.

Ujwala said...

your sketches are lovely! I also got caught up with your earlier posts and have enjoyed my time on your site immensely.

caseytoussaint said...

Hi Sandy - all of these are wonderful - but this latest batch is my favorite. I'm really looking forward to thenext ones!

Lin said...

Sandy! These are so so interesting to read about and see -- and cara, they're beautifully done! Line, form, perspective --- whatever you're doing with your art, keep it up -- they sing!

phthaloblu said...

Beautiful sketches. Like your commentary, too. Brings them to life.