Urban sketching in London

Trying to find some colour and contrast on a cold, grey day in London.     At the Imperial War Museum.     Waterloo Station, from the garden of St John's Church, Waterloo.

Great Guildford Street, Southwark

Urban sketching in London. Pen and ink.

London Bridge

Urban sketching in London: The south bank at London Bridge, from the north bank.

 

 

Pencil and watercolour, 42 x 27cm.

St John’s Garden, Islington

Urban sketching in London. A small, densely-planted garden, with big trees above, which turned out to be popular with pigeons. Droppings landed in my paintbox, and splashing on my trousers; fortunately, none on the actual drawing.

 

 

Pencil, watercolour, and crayon, 42 x 28 cm.

St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell

Urban sketching in London. Never knew this place existed: a bit of Tudor history in Islington. It had to be drawn, but difficult to find an angle where the trees didn't hide it all. Ended up with sketchbook resting on a litterbin. Must come again, when the leaves have gone.

 

 

Pencil, watercolour, and crayon. 42 x 27 cm

Charterhouse Square: 2

Urban sketching in London: Charterhouse Square.

 

 

Pencil, watercolour, and crayon. 42 x 27 cm

Charterhouse Square: 1

Urban sketching in London. Gatehouse to Sutton's Hospital, Charterhouse Square.

 

 

Pencil and watercolour, 42 x 27cm.