Hmmm, I misjudged the height of this one! Done on the spot on 19th June, during our visit to Poland.
19th May 2017, at the end of a lovely week exploring south east Scotland and north east England.
I sketched the house while I was there, but I wasn’t happy with the result – blame the cold weather! I took the photograph and did the present drawing from the photo. A bit squashed, and with slight wobbles, but I’m pretty happy with it on the whole.
We arrived at around 2.30 pm, on a bright sunny very cold day. We were looking for a subject to draw, and this building was ideal. It is marked on the map as The Lodge, and was likely the lodge to the hall which is no longer there.
In spite of our being well-wrapped up, an hour sitting and drawing was enough. Then we sought the shelter of the car and the solace of a flask of hot coffee. The light changed over the hour as the sun sank below the horizon. . .
I took the sketch home to complete.
Still working on building shapes and perspective in street scenes. I find drawing while standing up a wee bit tricky.
I pretended the cars and van weren’t there.
Comparing the photo to the drawing, I have made the pavement a little steep – looks as though it’s going uphill!
Here’s the drawing with a few modifications.
We had booked into this place on the Calle Gabriela Mistral. The building was directly on the street as are almost the houses here. But when the door was opened we went through a hallway into a magical patio garden. We could smell the jasmine growing up the column near the large pot. On our right wisteria was growing on a pergola. Another bush was blooming over on the left.
Above the roof you can glimpse the snow covered Andes.
This picture is taken from a slightly different position from the sketch.
The house itself consists of rooms on a single floor, all built around this yard and another larger garden further back. It was built by the present owner’s great-grandfather.
Harry gave the owners the watercolour he did the same afternoon. They were delighted.
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