Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sketching in Surrey

We've been out with the sketchbooks again, at last. On the way to Denbies to collect the pictures at the end of the Croydon Art Society exhibition, we stopped at Polesden Lacey, a National Trust country house in the Surrey Hills.

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Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Ink and watercolour on paper, 28 x 9 cm.

Even in mid-September, there were still roses in bloom. A few too many people pretending not to look at my drawing as they walked past, so I found another spot hidden by thick hedges.

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Ink and watercolour on paper, 28 x 9 cm.

As the sky got darker and threatened rain, the visitors started to disappear, so I was able to find a bench closer to the house, and drew undisturbed.

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Ink and watercolour on paper, 28 x 9 cm.

After we'd collected the pictures from Denbies, we drove back over Box Hill. At last, the sun came out, and so one more sketch of the view looking south completed the day.

Box Hill, Surrey

Ink and watercolour on paper, 28 x 9 cm.