A very active dog
Two paintings go to new homes which is satisfying. Florin Court (aka Whitehaven Mansions in Poirot - view here) and a 'commissioned' Christmas Present .... a very active dog so lots of photographs, preliminary sketches and two or three attempts.
Natural history museum
Museums with London Urban Sketchers today. Again lots of us and huge variety of styles, subjects and materials used. The V&A do not allow water based mediums so some were challenged. But that is one of the benefits of USks - learn something every time. I was taken by the Ice Rink outside the Natural History Museum but it was far too cold to stand and sketch there for a couple of hours. So I found a clear window overlooking it - but on Level 6.
High level foreshortened perspective is different. Lots of measuring and care. Retired to the new Sackler Courtyard Cafe for Hot chocolate and watercolour.
After the break I fancied some more measured perspective but in pencil....
Sketching thoughts and stories from John Webb.