Wednesday, 7 March 2018
We will meet at the Flask at 11 o'clock, when the bar, presumably offering tea and coffee, will be open. The saloon bar, with food, opens at 12. Menus can be examined here and they do have veggie options.
Flask Walk is a couple of minutes' walk south from Hampstead tube station (Golders Green arm of the Northern Line). see map here
The 210 bus runs from Finsbury Park to the Whitestone Pond, (and on to Brent Cross), but if you alight at the Pond you can walk down the hill to Hampstead tube station, and then onto Flask Walk.
Sue's telephone number for the day is 07975 864142, we look forward to seeing everybody and another productive day out with our sketching gear.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
We sketched the mirrors, the staff, and the statuary (but there are more statues to be done on another visit!)
Some experimental work was carried out, inspired by the ethos of the Woodman and its artefacts:
One person had so much to say that she had to use two hands at once, even with the most sophisticated travelling sketching kit possible:
We had a great day in The Woodman; the staff were very welcoming, and the food was delicious, and there is a covered verandah at the back so this would be a good place to be on one of those summer sketching days when it pours with rain. We look forward to a return visit.
Sunday, 4 February 2018
Most of us shot straight into the warmth of the Church, but one hardy soul produced this lovely pic of the outside of the building:
For most of us, Holy Trinity was a revelation, and we were astonished at the artwork within. We hope to come back and have another go at catching some of its beauty.
Monday, 29 January 2018
This arts and crafts pub is on the A1 a little way north of Highgate Tube station on the Northern Line. If the weather is warm enough, people can sketch the pub itself (quite pretty with several gables) from the little green across the Muswell Hill Road, or the Victorian shop fronts on the other side of the A1. Otherwise, we can get cups of coffee, and later, lunch (veggie options) inside the pub which has a panelled interior with lots of varied arts and crafts windows, co-ordinating fireplace, and nooks. One side of the interior is more interesting than the other. There are also large reproductions of dramatic figure artwork, which would be interesting to incorporate into compositions involving the architecture and the pub patrons. There is also a central bar, with bar staff and objets. Parts of the decor are quite quirky. On a recce visit, the pub was fairly empty. Various images here
Menu options can be seen here here
The Woodman is on the junction of the A1 Archway Road with Southwood Lane and Muswell Hill Road, see map
As well as the tube, there are multiple buses which run up to the A1/Muswell Road junction, including the 43, the 134, and the 263.
If you want to sketch outside, please bring your sketching stool and wrap up warm. Sue's number for the day is: 07975 864142
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
On a crisp but sunny day in mid December eight artists went to the British Museum to sketch the Greek friezes and other artefacts. A favourite was the Bassae Room, up a little stair and only open part of the time. We had lunch in the Great Court and some people set off again after lunch to do more work and fight off the coming mid winter darkness. There was some great work done, including collages. I have tried to put up more examples of work and to do justice to a great day but I have not been able to include everything.
Don't forget the next outing on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Meet at 11 am at Holy Trinity Church Sloane Square, http://www.holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk/.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Thursday, 23 November 2017
A good indoor spot for a cold December day.