A room with a view

A rooftop view of Cordoba’s Mezquita from our room, and a Moorish gateway in the street outside. The old town streets are narrow, with lovely strong shadows on the white walls and angled patches of sky above. These sketches are mostly grey/grisaille, with a touch of colour at the very end. Steven Reddy describes the approach as “black and white does the work, colour gets the credit”!

PS: This Sunday 26th April there’s a sketchcrawl in Bristol, meeting at 11.30am outside the Arnolfini. Weather now looks dry… Hope to see you there!


easter03 easter18All 3 Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – 20 – 40 mins

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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2 Responses to A room with a view

  1. Rowena says:

    great sketches, lovely light- makes me want to go on hols!

  2. Ed Mostly says:

    Thanks Rowena, next time I’ll do more street views, try and simplify them to just the shadows and light. Bath buildings are fairly light, but it’s the white walls and Southern sun that really make the difference… Ed

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