Saturday 2 December 2023

Haydn Chamber Orchestra

On a very cold Saturday over a dozen artists made their way to Christchurch Highbury where the Haydn Orchestra were rehearsing for their evening performance. This was a really exciting opportunity to draw musicians performing, so thank you Haydn Orchestra and also Alison Glaister for facilitating. A challenging but fun afternoon.

Unfortunately the heating in the Church hadn't been turned on but the cup of hot tea in the interval was really welcome. We do hope the heating was turned on for the evening performance.

The PV for the Art in the Park exhibition at Highbury Roundhouse was a jolly occasion, and Sue Lees sold a picture. Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of the occasion but if any one else did and can send them to me,, I will post them on this blog. 

Pictures below from the orchestra:

Phoenix Wong

Christian Cook

Tricia Sharpe

Alice Holt

Ann Funston

Doreen Burgess

Alison Gardiner

Fatina Qian 

Janet Payne 

Priscilla Worley

Sunday 26 November 2023

Tuesday 21 November: Visit to Brixton Village Market

16 artists made their way from Brixton Underground Station to the innermost recesses of Brixton Market and into the colourful arcades known as Brixton Village.   Accordingly, we mostly majored on colour, particularly yellows, although one person achieved a noir interpretation.   Several artists escaped outside and picked out some of the interesting architectural features.   The day was on the chilly side, but there are definitely enough interesting external views to justify a visit in warmer weather.

Luckily for us, Brixton Village was not particularly busy, which suited our sketching, and we were also able to get a table for lunch together, where we enjoyed varying types of Eastern Street Food (I think!). 

Our next meet up will be in January, but meanwhile we await the images from our orchestral sketching day  which will follow shortly.

So here is Brixton Market:

Image above by Alison Gardiner

 Image above by Priscilla Worley

Three images above by Christian Cook

Two images above by Vanessa Whinney

Image above by Tricia Sharpe

 Image above by Janet Perkins

Image above by Diane Umemoto


Two images above by Gafung Wong

Image above by Sue Lees

Image above by Doreen Burgess

 Image above by Diana Marshall

Image above by Gill Steiner

 Image above by Peter Colley

 Image above by Sue Loder

Two images above by Alison Gardiner

 Image above by Sue Lees