With just two hours – well 3 for me – there was little time for colour. Concentrate on the drawing.
The panorama worked well and being earlier was less crowded so I was able to grab more of the furniture, or stalls albeit having to draw one while vacant then swop about as the crowd oscillated through. Interesting signs: Wild Highland Venison and Bomba Paella on the one stall, Chocolate Wine on another.
Then I tried the almost Piranesi more lofty structure view from a wine bar. A rather young but light and enjoyable 2014 Sicilian red added to the character of the lines. Will try that more.
I retired into the bar itself to find a ledge to put my paints and pallet on, then realised wine bar light affects the colours … so happy to dabble, sip and chat to Gerard from Ireland knowing that I would work them up later at home.
Urban Sketchers seem on the face of their words (a Manifesto no less) to prohibit working on sketches later so I asked. Especially as Turner regularly ‘sketched then returned to his hotel room to paint on them’. But quite rightly their purpose is to generate drawing from the reality and certainly not from photographs – something which I have written about herein before….
Enough of that here are the results. A phone camera photo of before and after and scans of after which seem to work better.