|Wet evening at Burlington House |
sketched from the leather sofas of the Friends Room, Royal Academy of Arts
Brushes iPad app and iPad
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I was quite pleased to end up with ANYTHING which looked remotely like a drawing! However I can now see the potential of the iPad as a sketchbook and will be doing this again. Although I might practice a bit more first!
It's a bit of an odd sketch since it has the capacious and comfortable black leather sofa under the window at the bottom and then the wet courtyard of Burlington House out the window behind.
Two elderly ladies watched me while they had their cup of tea and came up and asked me about it before they left. They were very intrigued and absolutely loved the way the picture swivels when I turned it towards them.
Anyway - what do you think? Any good?
I had a little bit of a fright as I left the RA and walked out under the archway to Piccadilly. There was police incident tape absolutely everywhere. It turned out that there was a "suspect vehicle" (which in London is code for "suspect bomb") parked not very far away and the Police had closed down the whole of Piccadilly. It's a long time since a policeman has said to me "I wouldn't look that way" as I turned around to peer and see where it was. Realising that white van man had parked a bit too close for comfort I scurried away to the tube - all the while doing mental calculations about the value of the artwork currently residing in the exhibition galleries inside Burlington House!