London Sketches

This summer I spent a few weeks in London which meant that I missed out on my weekly Saturday sketch date with the Vejer sketchers. Despite the busy-ness of my city visit I made a little time to go out with my pens and watercolour paints.

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The gorgeous view from my friends’ flat next to Caledonian Park in North London

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The clock tower in Caledonian Park

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I love a visit to a cemetery; they inspire, calm and ground me all at the same time.

I made my first trips to Highgate (left) and Nunhead (right) cemeteries this summer and found both to be oases of cool, damp, quiet wildness in the hubbub of the hot summer city.

The chaps who were restoring Karl Marx’ grave very kindly moved the scaffolding for a while to improve my view and a lady dog walker told me that her dog once refused to walk past the spot I was painting which raised some goosebumps.

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