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Friday, May 18, 2007

Outside In

It has not stopped raining all week but today, at around midday, the sun broke through and I flew into a frenzy. Gathering my sketch bag and keys, I jumped into the truck and headed towards Peckover House in Wisbech with the intention of sketching their beautiful walled gardens!
However, in my frenzy, I forgot to check the opening times and dates of Peckover and when I arrived I was greeted with a large sign that said 'CLOSED'.
Devastated, I decided to make use of the trip by getting my weekly food shop out of the way at nearby Asda.
So, this evening I sketched from my sofa capturing a little of the sideboard in the lounge and then the lounge leading through the dining room onto the kitchen. If you look closely at the back door you can see the timber frame for my new porch.
After dinner I nipped over to the studio and completed EDM challenge 82 - Sketch your art space.
As I sipped up the last of my hot cuppa I decided if I couldn't get outside to sketch ...Then I'd bring the outside in!...and made a quick street sketch from my imagination. I'm a dab hand at drinking coffee, LOTS of experience, so time was limited which I think is a good thing when drawing from the imagination, less time to think, fewer boundaries!



I am heading out to Ely in Cambridgeshire to take part in the 14th worldwide sketchcrawl on Saturday - The weather report is not good but nothing is going to hold me back, I've
decided I'll spend my time in Ely Cathedral if all else fails.
Anyone wishing to join myself and friends is most welcome, contact me for more information.

20 comments:

laserone said...

Oh my gosh, these drawings are amazing! Really, really good!

Pat G. said...

Wow Anita, you should be proud! These are some very nice drawings.

Nina Johansson said...

These drawings are extremely good, wow! The perspective and depth are great!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Anita these drawings are stunning. STUNNING. I especially love the second one down - wih the doorways. My fave though is the bottom on. I like the limited pallete. Wonderful work and I look forward to seeing what you come back from the sketchcrawl with.

Dave said...

Always nice to have a snoop inside someone's house, especially when they are in the form of lovely sketches!

I do hope you manage to get some sketches of Ely Cathedral done...it's one of my favourite cathedrals. Is the stained glass museum still there? I love stained glass...one of these days I'll have a go at it myelf.

Alison said...

Your studio looks so tidy. You have done some lovely sketches.

Linda said...

These are really great! And it sounds like a great day, even if your intended destination was closed!
;-)

platitudinal said...

Great sketches of the different corners in your house. Hopefully the weather will be great for you tomorrow :)

Anita said...

Thankyou Laser!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Pat!

Anita said...

Thanx Nina, recently found your blog...love your work!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Andrea, I have now posted my sketchcrawl results onto my location sketchbook blog.

Anita said...

LOL...Glad to see someone is as nosey as me Dave.
Yes, the stained glass museum is still there.
Sadly I didn't get time to work on the ccathedral Saturday but I am going back REAL soon! ;)

Anita said...

Thankyou Alison, actually this is a bit of a messy day in my studio...Not sure what that says about me? LOL!

Anita said...

Thankyou Linda, I shall return to Peckover this week hopefully....on an open day! LOL!

Anita said...

Thankyou Plat, the weather was just fine Saturday!

Serena said...

Awesome sketches as usual, Anita! I particularly loved the art space and the one from your imagination. Love the perspective!

Anita said...

Thankyou Serena!

phthaloblu said...

Such beautiful sketches of your home. And from your imagination! Great job!

Anita said...

Thankyou Phthaloblu!