Wednesday, June 06, 2007

High spots in Westminster and Trafalgar Square

High spots in Westminster and Trafalgar Square
8" x 10", pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell

This is a view I recommend to anybody visiting central London armed with a sketchbook and a need to eat/drink and sketch.

Yesterday morning I was interviewed a for a very interesting project which I'm participating in. I'm hoping to tell you all about it at some point - but not just yet! I suggested we do the interview in the coffee area of the Portrait Restaurant on the 3rd floor of the National Portrait Gallery to meet (nice and central and fairly quiet).

When we finished the interview I stayed behind to have lunch and sketched both the view from my seat (above) and the restaurant (below) - it has a clerestory window and some tricky perspective!#

National Portrait Gallery restaurant
8" x 10", pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell

Regular readers of my 'Making a Mark' blog may remember that the view from the windows is also great as night. See "Drawing, Tea and DVDs at the National Portrait Gallery".

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3 comments:

  1. I'll have to check that out next time I'm in that area; the NPG is always much quieter than the NG just around the corner. You've captured the view beautifully. Amazing how many trees there are, isn't it?

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  2. You do that Dave - I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Do try and get there early if you want a seat next to the window. The cafe in the basement of the NPG isn't bad either.

    I find that cafe facilities at the National Gallery is 'heaving' at most times times of day.

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  3. What a lovely, summery day! You do a great job in finding the basic shapes in any scene and concentrating on those. I'm looking forward to catching up on your recent work.

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