Trip 2011: Social day in London

September 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

20 Tues02_08 St Pauls 2 Main Facade

Catching up with two sketchers this day… but I am going to post my 3 pages from the 1.5 hours that I had on my own…. Going crazy sketching St Pauls. I could EASILY spend a whole day here…in fact a whole day sketching the exterior alone. Love the complexity of the detailing of English baroque.

20 Tues02_07 St Pauls 1 details

I started sketching the overall view (at the top) and then realised that I couldn’t quite work out what was going on – so did this page of exploration. Still didn’t actually resolve what was happening at the portico at upper level… hhmmm… sadly I forgot to take many (any) photos this trip so looks like I will need another visit to check it out!

20 Tues02_09 St Pauls 3 Dome

Although running out of time (it is hard to know how much time to allow to get from A to B if you have to change lines in the underground!)…I just HAD to do a sketch of the dome… really felt in the groove here…

Ok, lets go back to the start of the day now….

20 Tues02_01 Summary

20 Tues02_02 Breakfast at the counter
Of course I HAD to sketch my first cooked London breakfast!?!

20 Tues02_03 Tate morning tea 1
My first destination- meeting up was with Katherine Tyrrell. Please check out here account of the meeting here I LOVE her sketch of me and BB sketching!!!
We went to the Tate Modern which has a glorious view of London and sketched and talked for about 5 hours – which included morning tea, lunch and another cup of tea.

20 Tues02_04 Tate morning tea Take 2
20 Tues02_05 Tate lunch
20 Tues02_06 Tate Post lunch tea
20 Tues02_10 Michelin Building with Issy
I then did my St Pauls sketching (as above) before meeting up with Isabelle who I had met in Lisbon… we had a great time comparing notes, sketching a great building and just generally getting on like a house on fire!!!
Lizzie and Issy sketching in London Sketching with Issy 20 Tues02_11 Dinner with Issy
Then we had a lovely meal… and of course I sketched my food! Thanks Issy for a wonderful evening! I am so glad that we got a chance to spend some quality time together!


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