Saturday, 17 October 2020

20 October outing postponed

Due to the Covid alert level being raised so that London is in Tier 2, it is best if we postpone the outing planned for Tuesday 20 October until it is safe to meet up again. This decision is made with a heavy heart but it is in the best interests of participants, Islington Art Society and the cafe.

We do have the stay at home alternative courtesy of Urban Sketchers. Here it is again:

Delve into the history of your local area, and produce an image (or something 3d!) which reflects some aspect of its past times and change.  This may be a series of images on one page, possibly including collage.

For a fuller (and better) explanation of this project, please go to the Urban Sketchers themselves, here:  http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.com/2020/09/sketch-history-which-surrounds-us.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UrbanSketchersLondon+%28Urban+Sketchers+London%29

Images to janetat48ock@hotmail.com.

For the future we are exploring using Zoom through IAS so that we can show our work to each other and for a more interactive approach. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Send your pics to:

Janet

janetat48Ock@hotmail.com

or Sue

susan@lees.org.uk


Please could you do this regardless of whether you do the 'on site 'or the 'stay at home' alternative. Taking the pics on site is very difficult to do whilst maintaining social distancing. Also artists taking their own pics generally results in better images. Thanks.

Stay at home plan for 20 October

 

Your organisers were very excited by the local history alternative for September and there is plenty of scope here for another go at this. Thank you Urban Sketchers.

So:

Tuesday 20 October: Alternative plan in event of bad weather, or if people prefer to stay at home

 For an alternative to our planned day out at Park View Cafe, Finsbury Park, in case of either bad weather or for those who do not wish to travel, once again we have turned to the  London Urban Sketchers for inspiration. 

We thought that their latest idea sounded rather good.   The idea is to delve into the history of your local area, and produce an image (or something 3d!) which reflects some aspect of its past times and change.  This may be a series of images on one page, possibly including collage.

For a fuller (and better) explanation of this project, please go to the Urban Sketchers themselves, here:  http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.com/2020/09/sketch-history-which-surrounds-us.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UrbanSketchersLondon+%28Urban+Sketchers+London%29

Monday, 5 October 2020

20 October 2020 Outing

After much debate we have decided that our next outing will be to the Park View Cafe on the edge of Finsbury Park. The cafe is at the entrance to the park opposite Manor House tube. It has a garden with outside sitting space as well as indoor seating. There are interesting plants and shapes in the garden and if the weather is good, there is of course plenty of opportunity to sketch in the park.

Meet 11 am Tuesday 20 October at Park View cafe, 327a Green Lanes, N4 1BZ.

Please remember the rule of six and be careful to socially distance. Participants were really good about this when we went to Parliament Hill.

We will publish a stay at home alternative nearer the time.

Friday, 2 October 2020

More from Hampstead Heath

 There are some late arrivals from our outing to Hampstead Heath, but worth well waiting for:





   Lindsay Topping


   Alison Sandifer

Monday, 28 September 2020

Hampstead Heath in September

In spite of the forecast for rain groups of 9 artists met outside the Italian cafe at the bottom of Parliament Hill, in socially distanced groups. Some of us made for the model boat pond whilst others concentrated on the complex geometry of the band stand.

The heavens didn't open until lunchtime when we were able to sit under the awnings of the cafe and under the bandstand roof. This latter location was populated by teenagers from the local schools, playing music and lending a festival atmosphere to the day.

Artists worked hard and enjoyed the day, in spite of the later wet weather.

The Heath is getting ready for the autumn with trees about to shed their leaves and turn colour. It afforded a good choice of outdoor scenes with landscape, people and some buildings.

Some more artists worked from home on the layered theme of history, including one from Priscilla Worley of a house in Hackney on the market for £4 million.

If any more participants want to send pics in, please email them to janetat48ock@hotmail.com

Watch this space for details of the October outing. 


From Tricia Sharpe

Overpainted photos of stained glass panels in front doors in Palmers Green


From Sue Lees.

The Men's Pond, Hampstead Heath



From Sara Meidan

Local Buildings

From Priscilla Worley

The Folly of the Vanities


From Janet Payne

Early autumn on the Heath


From Gill Steiner

Boys and Dogs



From Ann Kozlowski-Hunt

The bandstand


From Heather James

Hampstead Pond


From Diane Umemoto

The bandstand


Saturday, 19 September 2020

Wednesday 23 September: Alternative plan in event of bad weather, or if people prefer to stay at home

 For an alternative to our planned day out at Parliament Hill, in case of either bad weather or for those who do not wish to travel, once again we have turned to the  London Urban Sketchers for inspiration. 

We thought that their latest idea sounded rather good.   The idea is to delve into the history of your local area, and produce an image (or something 3d!) which reflects some aspect of its past times and change.  This may be a series of images on one page, possibly including collage.

For a fuller (and better) explanation of this project, please go to the Urban Sketchers themselves, here:  http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.com/2020/09/sketch-history-which-surrounds-us.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UrbanSketchersLondon+%28Urban+Sketchers+London%29

 Please send your images to Susan@lees.org.uk