Just completed the first illustration of four London buildings commissioned by a private client. This is the Bishopsgate Institute designed by Charles Harrison Townsend and established in 1895. It's one of three major buildings that Townsend designed in the Arts and Crafts style, the other two being Whitechapel Gallery and the Horniman Museum. My client wanted the artwork as large as I could work comfortably and this measures 600mm x 320mm.
I met up for the first Urban Sketchers Southampton sketchcrawl today and here we are! Not the best weather for our inaugural meeting but worth it all the same. We plan to meet next on Saturday 3 May at 10am in Guildhall Square - come along! Here's a link to Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/usk.southampton/
Would you believe it...Here's a link to the award details: http://www.gordonbruce.com/matt_bruce/pages/memorial_award.html
I was sketching at Marwell Wildlife park last week with my students - here's a couple of pages:
I did this demonstration piece at a school workshop last week which I finished off in my studio. It took about 20 minutes at the workshop and I spent about an hour or so finishing it off. 290 x 440 mm on Waterford 140Ib NOT.
managed to find a few hours to do some outdoors sketching with my mate Martin yesterday. Here's a shot of my old fisherman's stool with sketchbook just before we left this idyllic spot near Lyndhurst. Cleared out those old cobwebs.
I'm pleased to say I have another work accepted for this year's RI exhibition at the Mall Galleries. It's the "Boating Lake" I had on display at Mottisfont last year - let's hope it sells this time! You are all very welcome to come to the PV on the 1st April - let me know - I shall be there around 6ish. Invitation to come...
Here's a couple of sketches I did yesterday while taking a welcome break from London's hustle and bustle at a lunchtime concert in St Martin-in-the-Fields