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September 1, 2010

Whirlow Park


John and spent the weekend decorating (yawn), so on Monday I treated myself to a day of painting in Whirlow Park.


I packed a sandwich and a flask and was there by 9.30am, when nobody else was about yet. I took a range of materials, so I could experiment and see what took my fancy.


After a while, people started to arrive and I could see them watching me from a distance. A few bolder ones came up and chatted, including a very elderly couple, who since retirement have painted in aid of St Lukes Hospice, selling digital prints of their work. They have collected around £100,000 over 20 years. Impressive.


To stop myself being impatient while waiting for the watercolour to dry, and ruining things, I did a second drawing in another sketchbook, this time in coloured conte sticks:

10 comments :

Kata said...

I really like the conte -drawing! A quick cure for impatience! :)

Alu said...

Beautiful park! Wanna go there!

Tracey said...

Lovely! And I also really like the conté drawing.

Helen Ström said...

Yes, the conte drawing is realy nice.

kumi matsukawa said...

How lovely these watercolor and conte drawings are!!
Excellent!

szaza said...

What a lovely sense of light you've captured, Lynne!

Isabel said...

eautiful light and colors you just feel like going to this park.

TIA said...

These are so lovely. I want to go the park too.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you guys.

gary amaro said...

Nice to see the two approaches in the bottom scene. I like the conte version for greater contrast and depth and for the reflections in the pond. All good.