|Afternoon in St James Park 30th April 2012|
pen and sepia ink in small Moleskine Sketchbook, 8" x 10"
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
However April 2012 was a bit worse than most months. "Depressing" would be a good description, especially after the wonderful summer weather we had in March. It rained a lot. However we still have the hosepipe ban in force as it hasn't rained enough in the last two years. April reminded us of what rain is like....
April 2012 was the coldest April since 1989, the dullest since 1998 and the wettest since 2000. More remarkably, it was around 1C colder than March, a rare, but not unprecedented occurrence.Which is why, last Monday afternoon, when I got to sit in the sunshine and sketch in St James Park it felt wonderful!
The Guardian - The weather in April
I was so busy last week I didn't have a chance to post the sketch I did until now - so here it is. No coloured pencils, just pen and ink in a small Moleskine sketchbook as that was all I had with me.
There are lots of places in London where you can draw people passing by - and the cafe in St James Park - Inn the Park - is one of them.