Ten of the local group I sketch with occasionally met here on Saturday morning, about half braving the chill off the river. Not me! A coffee and warmth looking out through the firm grid of the windows caught my imagination, making a striking image. I have been trying to get away from direct pictorial representation, getting more appreciation of the 'unseen' onto the page. In Paul Nash's exhibition just closing at Tate Britain the 'Unseen Landscapes' section quotes him thus: 'They are unseen merely because they are not perceived'. No change there in our modern high speed life. Despite taking time to measure the perspective its still way out in the middle...but hey, only a sketch and was fun.
Twenty five minutes left for a quickie looking the other way...
Sketching thoughts and stories from John Webb.