|The Chinese Pagoda and the new Island|
165mm x 240mm, pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils on Mountboard
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
This postcard - which is now in Germany - shows it off within its context of the new island created when they dug a new channel. The channel has incredibly steep sides - I can see quite a few children rolling down that and into the water!
In reality there was still scaffolding up when I did the sketch and there were very large barrier fences between me and what is still in effect a building site
However we've having a lot of sunny crisp days this winter. That helped me to be able to draw the green and red colours of the new pagoda on a sunny day within the context of the acidic yellow as the sun shines on the new turf and the warm brown apricot shades of some of the trees.
I forgot to sign my postcard - but Albrecht said he knew immediately who it was from!