Monday, February 23, 2009

South Bank


I walked and sketched the South Bank of the Thames on Saturday and this was my first drawing. It's Tower Bridge for those of you unfamiliar with London's landmarks. I had a brilliant afternoon which is all it amounted to getting the train up and back, in short 4drawings, 3hours 2pints and a bag of Walkers Cheese and Onion crisps and when I got home, my sister had made a sausage casserole. This is England. The other 3 drawings to follow.

13 comments:

adebanji said...

Great sketch!

Sheila said...

Wow..... I think this is worth every penny you spent to get here. Fabulous!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks guys, this was kind of a highlight for me because it's so easy to do nothing and whislt I'd said I was going to take this day to draw, I still had to drag myself up there, it's always easier not to. To the victor the spoils.

Stephen Gardner said...

Hey Sheila, you're up early.

dominique eichi said...

BEAUTIFUL, that all I can say.

Terry Banderas said...

Stephen-- Your sketches from London are fabulous. Before I retired about seven years ago I traveled to London and many other world sites. But, I was not into sketching during that time. Not that I had time to sketch but it would have tempted me. Too bad for me.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow--that's just stunning! Glad to know you are getting those pints and crisps in, too!

memi said...

I LOVE IT!

It has a spirit to it that just makes it sing Stephen!
I am green with envy....

emikk said...

All these England sketches are turning out great!

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I love these London sketches but I'm afraid two pints wouldn't quite be enough for me

Ed said...

please specify brand of beer

Chad Wallace said...

Steve - you are really on a roll... I'm loving the tour of England.

Stephen Gardner said...

Hey Guys, my trip comes to an end today but I still have drawings left to post. It's been great to be able to share this with you via the blogasphere and the drawing itself has made the trip more enjoyable, along with the pints of course.

Ed- Green King IPA.

I should start approaching New York in the same manner when I get back.