Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lunch at the Portrait Cafe

Lunch at the Portrait Cafe
11" x 8", pencil and coloured pencils in sketchbook

copyright Katherine Tyrrell

After attending a preview of the BP Portrait Award yesterday, I had lunch in the Portrait Cafe which is in the basement of the National Portrait Gallery. Most of the ceiling is some sort of glass or perspex which gives splendid light down into the basement. The wall on the left then has some sort of matt metal finish and the light and wall combined have lots of slightly unexpected and subtle colours appearing.

I had a bit of fun with the composition - I like drawing lots of people all in a line and love the hand appearing from nowhere and holding the coffee cup!

The other big advantage of the cafe is that when you've finished lunch you can step right into the book shop......................



  1. I do like this one with it's refreshing composition and the light is wonderful.

    So, did you buy any books?

  2. What a silly questions! Moi? As if......!!!


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