Saturday, October 07, 2006

Walk One Hundred and Sixty-Five - St Albans market

We’re really fortunate to have a weekly street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It makes St Albans so much more lively and attractive than places that just have a collection of out of town superstores to serve the community. The building behind the market stall really is as skew-whiff as I’ve drawn it. Robin came in the car, collected the art materials and newly purchased stool, handed over the dog and left me to walk the two miles home. More drawings from the day can be found on my other blog.


Blogger Jen said...

Hi Julie,

Your drawing is like the market - alive, exciting and vibrant. I thoroughly enjoy reading about your walks and seeing your drawings.


12:38 am  
Blogger Tami said...

This has so much activity! It feels alive, like a market should! Excellent!

8:07 am  
Blogger Penny said...

I am back, Love your vital renditions of not only the market but your others done while I was without a computer.

11:06 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Full of interest - a very satisfying sketch as are the ones on your other blog - especially the accordian man. It was such a fellow that inspired me to want to play the accordian. After years of pestering and having to suffer through piano first, I finally got my wish and have had great times playing with a wild dance band.

12:49 pm  
Blogger clearmark said...

I like your style.
Very nice touch.

12:49 pm  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I like the way you captured the look of the overhanging covering. I found that challenging when I painted our local farmers market.

7:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Julie
I love that stall and your Drawing is utterly fantastic :-) I always start my market run at that stall, then a few olives and sun dried toms maybe, followed by Childwickbury Goats cheese (Verulamium is the best ever) from the nice lady oposite the Accordion playing old Dude that always makes me smile. Then look for the cheapest Oranges from the other stalls before struggling home with my loot :-) I love that market !

1:02 pm  
Blogger Katherine said...

Very lively and 'sunny' - what a contrast to the last two days (well apart from toilet debut of course!)

12:34 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Hi everyone - glad you all like it. Dylan glad to see you're letting everyone know about Childwickbury Goats' Cheese - which is truly wonderful and I believe can also be bought in Neal's Yard if you're not lucky enough to live in St Albans but can get to London.

11:17 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

I love this picture it reminds me of my late teens when I was at college in St. Albans. I loved arriving by bus (I used to live in Potters Bar) on market day, I always came early so I had time to browse the stalls.

9:33 pm  

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