Saturday this year was fine and sunny so a good day for sitting out with my sketch pad and crayons. The first sketch was done from the Fulham bank of the River Thames, on the edge of Bishops Park. There is a good view of the Putney bank, where the famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race begins each year. As it was late morning, there were no crowds, they all arrived later! Then the plubs along the river bank are swarming, with long queues to get served for beers and the famous Pimms.
It was interesting to talk to a photographer, Harald Joergens, who was working on some images of the locality, and later, on the boat crews for the women's race, the first one to be held on the same day as the men's race.
|View of Putney Pier, boat race morning, Star and Garter pub.|
|Putney Pier, boat race afternoon, spectators.|
|Oxford women's eight, Boat Race at Putney Bridge|
The drawing in Sloane Square, shows the famous Royal Court Theatre where there is a performance of The Twits, from the story by Roald Dahl. You can also see the war memorial, the buses and taxis
|Sloane Square pigeons, Royal Court Theatre|
This drawing was done sitting in Christchurch Gardens in Victoria Street, London, not far from the Palace of Westminster. I was intrigued by the wrapping on the huge buildings, being refurbished I guess.
|Wrapped building in Victoria Street, London SW1|