We’re on the move, up to Hamilton for a few days, so I drove the little car through the very pretty Victorian countryside. That means I can’t take any photos so have to rely on my somewhat dubious memory for what I saw. But we did see cattle…and trees, though maybe not precisely with giant black outlines.
I popped into the Courtauld Gallery after work for a quick visit and sketch. I only visited the one floor and concentrated on the impressionist galleries. I noticed a lovely Whistler entitled “Girl with a Cherry Blossom” which I didn’t remember from the previous visit so was please to see that it was on loan. My little grey cells are not completely rubbish after all. This, of course, is not said painting, but a Rodin sculpture called “Dance Movement A, Enlargement”.
It was a bit windy today, and with all the debris about made it difficult to get home. I had a wonderful hour and a half bus journey next to a lady who looked like she came straight out of a 1930s film. I wanted to draw her, but didn’t think she would appreciate the reference, so had to settle for surreptitiously studying her for later records, what I now call ‘study in blue and yellow’….
I need to start drawing from memory, I think it helps when trying to create an imaginary scene. So I concentrate on what I want to sketch and try to recreate it at a later time. Still not so good on the perspective if it’s not in front of me though. This view is from the bus window on the upper deck.
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"I wish to do nothing for profit. I wish to live for art. I want nothing whatever. I am quite happy." —William Blake
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