Sunday, 5 July 2015

Painting in the rain and a bit of a ramble

A bit more progress with the painting of Ramsgate, for those following how I am getting on.
here is an old view from roughly the same place, I am guessing in about 1860 and as you see it's pretty much all changed 

I had to dive under cover when the rain started.

We went to Canterbury today and as I failed my shopping exam I tried to sketch The West Gate from weatherspoon’s, as you see it didn’t go well. 

The issue with freehand drawing with a pen is that if it doesn’t go fairly right the first time there isn’t much you can do about it. I guess when the tower that is further away appears to be larger than the one that is closer and you know they are both about the same size then you have a big problem.

Of course the picture at the top of the post has both painting and drawing errors, the learning curve is a steep one and I am still fairly near the bottom, but I think the towers wasn't worth trying to finish.

Back to Canterbury, what a place to put a bin   

perhaps because of the mess made by the bears

 or El Cid

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