After our sketchcrawl I returned for another go at sketching the old crematorium oven. I tried an oblique angle this time and used the acetate grid to get the angles right before starting with the ink (see below). I entered the finished work (not really a sketch) into James Gurney’s graveyard painting challenge and was a finalist! I shall wear his ‘Department of Art patch’ with pride at future sketch crawls. (Further below are two photos from Arnos Vale museum showing the oven when it was shiny and new in the 1930’s, and a lucky soul who had the job of maintaining the ovens… shudder. Happy Halloween!)
Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A4 – 2 hours?
Congrats, Ed! Really scary! You need to get some light relief after spending so much time with that “monster” 🙂
But it’s got such a happy face!
That’s brilliant Ed! Congratulations!