July 2017: Workshop-Day 3: The third day of our workshop was actually the Sunday Morning sketch crawl, part of Urban Sketchers-Oxford routine get together to share the activity of sketching with others.
Having enjoyed the day before of sketching Brasenose Lane, I decided that I would look for a spot that I could sit in the shade, sketch a one point perspective, with a multiple of vanishing points all on the same eye level line. Stephanie, our workshop teacher had spent some time demo-ing drawing and painting trees. It was already 11:00 am by the time we were off on our own. As I had planned to meet Jim and Jonathan at 12:30/1:00 pm to go to Bletchley Park for the afternoon, I knew I might not get to colour my efforts.
Queen’s Lane provided me just the opportunity I was looking for. The view was back towards All Souls College, and New College with the Radcliffe Camera in the distance. As per my original goals this year, I was sketching en plein air, I was using different size paper, and I was certainly sketching more complex views. New goals I will have to add. Work faster, so that I can add in colour.