Sunday, 28 September 2014

Pen and Watercolour sketch of Canterbury Cathedral from Café Mauresque

This painting of Canterbury Cathedral took about an hour. Size S Pitt Pen, and the washes are mainly Napels yellow, Paynes grey, Chrome orange and brown madder, W&N arist's quality. My thanks to the charming and friendly staff at http://cafemauresque.co.uk/ and of course for the fantastic view of the cathedral from their outside seating. 
If you click on the photo below to expand it you will see how the cathedral dominates this view

 a very quickie of Café Mauresque
ok you wouldn't recognise it unless you knew it
and another crack at drawing the gate
 'fraid the parking ran out so i didn't get time to colour it in, oh and thanks to the students who made space for me to sit down so I could sketch it.

I have to admit that since I have been doing these sketches the positioning of public seats that actually face good views has become a real issue, a prime example being the cathedral, here in Ramsgate I would say the most iconic view would be of the red brick arches synonymous with Ramsgate, and yet I don’t think there is a public seat facing them.   
This painting of Canterbury Cathedral Gate took about half an hour. Size S Pitt Pen, and the washes are mainly Napels yellow, Paynes grey, brown madder and yellow ochre. W&N arist's quality. just cheated and put a wash on the one of the cathedral gate

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful day Michael. Nice pictures by the way.
    I went to http://cafemauresque.co.uk/ website looks good too

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