Monday, April 30

ACRE ROAD, March, Cambridgeshire. UK


Pigment liner and Derwent watercolour pencils #36 & #67 in large sketchbook moleskin

A drive into town this afternoon, to collect some last minute purchases for my Paris trip, left me with 40 minutes before the school run. Just enough time to grab a latte, cheese sandwich and a quick sketch outside my favourite cafe 'Panini's'.

Sun blazing down onto the aluminium table, latte close by, I began to scout my location and my eye fell upon Acre Road. This narrow opening between the high street shops leads the way to the library, Acre pub and the car parks, the sun cast huge shadows between the buildings and the distant hint of foliage made for an interesting composition.

I used two watercolour pencils to emphasise the tonal values in my pen sketch, while trying to consume my delicious sandwich before the sun turned it into toast!

12 comments:

Deborah said...

Anita, I really like the hard angled lines of this sketch. Great job on the muted colors.

Anita said...

Thankyou Deborah!

Pat G. said...

Anita,
This is what I love, a slice/scene of life. The longer I look at this drawing I expect someone to walk around the corner. It looks like a nice sunny almost hot summer day. GREAT job!!

Africantapestry said...

Beautiful angles, lovely shadows, great perspectives and a touch of greenery at the back...it is a wonderful drawing!
Ronell

Dave said...

I don't think I'd ever have spotted that as a subject for a drawing, but it really works. Do you use Derwent watercolour pencils?

Linda said...

Great perspective, and wonderful handling of the foreground. I wouldn't have immediately spotted this as subject matter either, yet it is a GREAT subject! I'm always impressed with people like you who see this kind of opportunity.

phthaloblu said...

Wonderful! I love narrow little winding streets. This is gorgeous. Hope that sandwich was good!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Pat.

Anita said...

Thankyou Ronell, that splash of greenery against all the angles is the candy that caught my eye!

Anita said...

Thankyou Dave. Yes, I do use Derwent...I got a bargain a while back, never could resist a bargain, and my sketchbooks have made them a fantastic purchase.

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Linda!

Anita said...

Thanx Phthaloblu...The sandwich was yummy, albeit a little sunburned!