|St Paul's Cathedral and the City of London from Level 7, Tate Modern|
pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils, 11 x 17"
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
Yesterday, after the press preview of the Gauguin exhibition which opens at Tate Modern tomorrow, I sat up on Level 7 and draw again a view I've drawn before. This time I managed to get boats on to the Thames - and they actually look like they're moving. Plus I discovered that the colour of the Thames is actually a dull pink moving through to a drab grey/green. Maybe because I was sat looking at it undeneath the red brick of the City of London School
The thing is when I'm drawing urban landscapes on a very grey day, I always find I'm looking for ANY colour which stop it being an unremitting grey.
The other very entertaining part about sitting in the bar at the Tate is the fantastic variety of foreign tourists who come and sit next to you and talk about all manner of things under the sun. They all seem to love the cream tea though. I was good and drew a line and contented myself with Jasmine Tea!