Sunday, May 20

14th WW Sketchcrawl - Ely


Saturday the 19th marked the date for the 14th worldwide sketchcrawl.
Diane and I decided to take part and chose Ely, Cambridgeshire as our location, we were met by Emma-Jane on our arrival.

After a browse in Tindalls at the delicious art materials where I purchased a bottle of black ink, our first stop was a chair opposite Starbucks.

We then moved onto the green outside the cathedral where The Chantry caught my eye.

From the same spot on the grass I turned to sketch the entrance to the cathedral while E-J finished her sketch of the yummy chocolate cake I had purchased in the market.

It was a most enjoyable day spent in great company, I'm so pleased Emma-Jane managed to come along. As always, I wish I had sketched more but the afternoon wind, good conversation and hot coffee shared our day.


I hope to go back to Ely with my sketchbooks in the not too distant future, such a fabulous town scattered with fantastic architecture and then of course there is the cathedral itself, I visited last year, such brilliant workmanship surely deserves another entry in my sketchbooks!

29 comments:

Penny said...

What wonderful sketches and such a lovely area to sketch in. fabulous.

Jenny said...

How nice to have such a lovely day in which to do your wonderful sketches.

Windsong said...

Lovely work, Anita. I really enjoy coming here to see your works. They are so perfectly done!

Anita said...

Thankyou Penny. Ely has alot of 'character', my sketchcrawl reminded me that I should visit it more often.

Anita said...

Thankyou Jenny. I was so pleased the rain didn't show up!

Anita said...

What a lovely thing to say...Thankyou Windsong!

SCquiltaddict said...

what lovely sketches...you have been so busy...put the rest of us to shame:>

Bill said...

Nice work. Anita. Sketchcrawl is a great motivator isn't it?

Anita said...

Thankyou Bill. Yes, it is a great motivator, along with the wet canvas scavenger hunts, it's the reason I started my sketchbooks last year.

Anita said...

LOL...Thankyou Margaret!

Robyn said...

How lucky you are to live within reach of such a sketchable place! What with Ely and Cambridge, you have a wealth of material. Beautifully done, too.

Dave said...

You bought a bottle of black ink? Wow, you really splashed out there! ;) Really nice work...I love the small details of buildings that you often sketch so well. You're an inspiration!

Kunya said...

Loverly work. I enjoyed looking at the details.

Serena said...

WOW! Truly wonderful sketches, Anita. It sounds like you all had a great time ~

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. I love all three sketches equally.

Anita said...

Thankyou Robyn. Yes, Ely is beautiful and Saturday reminded me that I should...MUST visit more often!

Anita said...

LOL...Dave, I wanted to buy so much more but it would have meant carrying it around all day and besides...They didn't have the new tinted/coloured charcoals that I wanted. There was no way I was leaving an art shop without buying SOMETHING! LOL!
I am so flattered to be an inspiration to you - Thankyou!

Anita said...

Thankyou Kunya!

Anita said...

Thankyou Serena, we did have such fun!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Andrea!

Dave said...

Do you mean that new Derwent tinted charcoal? You'll have to tell me how you get on with that...looks interesting!

Anita said...

Yes, that's the stuff Dave. I love using charcoal and I'm interested to see if these new pencils act the same way as willow/vine sticks.
I will, of course, let you know how I feel about them when I finally purchase some.

Nina Johansson said...

Lovely lovely drawings, all of them! Seems like you had a great day!

Anita said...

Thankyou Nina!

E-J said...

Have you tracked down the charcoal pencils yet?

I found this on Wikipedia:

"Chantry is the English term for the establishment of an institutional chapel on private land ... where a priest would chant masses."

So now we know.

So when are you coming back, then?

Anita said...

LOL...I looked the word 'chantry' up when I got home too E-J!
I returned and sketched the view from the Almonry the other day but I had my youngest with me and we visited the cathedral and went up the Octagen Tower so our day was pretty packed.
Hope to be back some time after half term...I'll call you! ;)
BTW...The tower tour was absolutely brilliant!!!

phthaloblu said...

It always amazes me how you can take just a little part of something big, and make it a work of art in itself. These are beautiful as always.

Anita said...

Thankyou Phthaloblu. I have a hbait of zooming into an area that interests me, I'm glad you feel my 'studies' work as individual pieces.

pondlife said...

Fabulous drawings... so glad I stumbled upon this blog...