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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Remembering Wimpole



Relying on memory, I decided to sketch the Library at Wimpole Hall, a National Trust home I visited during May this year.
I later pulled out the guide I purchased on my visit to compare and was delighted to find my memory had been quite accurate. The pictures were my only downfall, I had remembered there being something on the back wall but it was in fact windows not pictures, still, close enough for me!

I have spent most of today's spare time installing a new 3-in-1 HP DeskJet. The printer on my old one packed up a while ago and with Christmas approaching I need to be able to print references for studio work/commissions. The installation went smoothly but the clean up process was astonishing. My PC lives in a purpose built cupboard in my dining room with no access from the back...It is amazing how much dust can gather behind a hard drive!
Everything is spick and span now, this sketch is proof that my scanner is working and my eldest was finally able to print the college assignment he has been labouring over all week.

7 comments:

BMoon said...

I think I want to get lost in that library for a few days. Lovely, evocative, and yet so subtle with the light pencil touch.

Ella said...

I like the lightness of the drawing and the fact that you took on the challenge and drew this view from memory. I probably wouldn't have remembered half as much.

good with color said...

I think this is one of my favorites of your art, because I love books so and this has been made so tempting. It's hard to have a favorite, because so many of your art works have such a wonderful and evocative feeling.

The clean up thing,, I feel your pain. We had to do some shifting and rerouting this summer, it was a mess. I want to replace the desk and cabinet soon but shudder at the thought of an even bigger move/reorg.

Anita said...

Thanks Joanie!

Anita said...

Thankyou Ella.
My memory is pretty bad usually but I guess my passion for old houses planted this beautiful library firmly in my mind.

Anita said...

Thankyou Goodwithcolour, glad you enjoyed the room!

phthaloblu said...

What an awesome piece from memory. Wow!