End of term

The first term at the insight School of Art has now finished – time to take stock. It’s been a great experience – I’ve drawn the same building again and again but even having the opportunity to do that is incredibly fruitful. To do it and have feedback and mentoring is great, I’ve had some great advice from Paul, Mick and from my co-students… so really looking forward to term 2! Time to get some work done to go back with! Meanwhile, here are some pics of the drawings I’ve been working on…

Evening view of City of London school
Evening view of City of London school

Painting the City of London School on Victoria Embankment

I’ve been painting the “City of London” School building rather a lot recently, sometimes from real life, other times from photos or even from previous drawings. I thought I’d go back and kill 2 birds with one stone, or, in the slightly more charming Italian version of the saying, get 2 pigeons with one bean. I wanted to paint the school on site, pssibily from quite close by and at dusk, and I also wanted to text my brand new half field easel, a departure from my habitual stool and sketchbook routine. So here’s a photo of the easel in action – a great success!

Half field easel in front of City of London School
Half field easel in front of City of London School