Wiry views

Drawn at dusk, sat on the bottom steps of The Shrubbery (previously), looking down Harley Street in Bath. My eye was caught by the telephone wires and chimneys silhouetted against the winter sky. I was sorry that I didn’t get round to drawing the amazing overhead cabling in Japan, (see the photo below of a street in Kyoto); ours is very delicate and restrained by comparison!

jan201Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A6 – 30 minutes

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About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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3 Responses to Wiry views

  1. whimseytopia says:

    A “rustic appeal” to power lines! Are they kidding me????? And the article neglected to mention cluster leukemias, though with the amount of lines over there, it’s probably pandemic. It’s astonishing how much people don’t know that can hurt them.

    I just moved from a place that had nothing above ground to a small town in NC where everything is visible, and I don’t care for the intrusion of these power lines. They are constantly trimming trees to protect the lines and wonder if it wouldn’t be cheaper to bury them. But that would take thought and analysis and there’s not a lot of that going on here in NC.

    Like your drawing, and will go back to listen to your music – if it’s there. Patsye p.s. Have you taken up knitting?

  2. Ed Mostly says:

    Someone described Tokyo (similar to Kyoto) as the world’s most beautiful ugly city! Re knitting, I’ve been working on a scarf for 4 years; thicker yarn next time… Ed

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