Sunday, 24 June 2018

Ramsgate Wetherspoons photos and painting from today, historic Margate and Ramsgate photos

I did a bit more to this watercolour sketch of Ramsgate from Wetherspoons aka The Royal Victoria Pavilion.

I started this sketch from the furthest table around the first floor gallery, painting the view through the window and then they took the table away, they have put it back now, but very recently.

I carried on today from an outside table along the same line of sight

over an early breakfast (served before noon so ordered at 11.45)
The railings are much more difficult than I expected, hence a few goes in felt tip

when the sun moved round I moved to another table also on the line of sight

Ice cream there.

Belgian Cafe aka Green Tara, just popped in for a drink yesterday after work

More photos on my camera card, here is the link  

On to the historic photos
 These first three of Ramsgate were taken in 1903/4
 I am certain of the dates as they come from the main 1904/5 Ramsgate Guide 

 Winter Gardens 1949
 Margate beach 1913
Margate Harbour 1961

Back to art and Ramsgate 

I am sort of working up to a sketch across the harbour, felt tip at the moment, playing about with one side of the harbour entrance being higher than the other and the way you can't go too far along that road.


A few difficult to find local ones I see


Update it's fairly clear this evening and so a few ship on the horizon shots from the cliff in Ramsgate 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Dear Ada, Dent-de-Lion Garlinge I.o. Thanet in 1907 and a ramble

 Dent-de-Lion gatehouse, a building that dates from around 1400 as the postmark is 1907 photographed before then then.
This is the link to the English Heritage Listing  

My ongoing issues with technology, first it was phone issues, then desktop and laptop well now the car has gone into limp mode, what can you say? I ain't fighting it and went to Canterbury by bus.

I hadn't bargained with the heater being turned on, on the bus, both way - probably the same bus.

When I arrived in Canterbury - in limp mode I went straight into McDonalds and used the technology to order a 99p ice cream - McThingy wiv Dairy Milk; I flopped onto a seat outside and tried to draw
  My felt tip pen had dried up
off to the Beaney, expand anything that catches your eye
















They have an exhibition about Ladybird Books



I went on too the art shop and then armed with a brand new felt tip pen to Chocolate cafe

once again expand anything that takes your fancy Ada









Bus drawing is an unusual skill