Thursday, March 15, 2007

Walk Three Hundred and Twenty-Four – Jersey Lane

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Today (after Alison’s comment in the previous post) I timed myself whilst producing this picture of the edge of the village and Jersey Lane. I intended to try to be quick as I had lots to do. Speed is always a bit of a problem when it includes difficult things like architecture. Anyway from beginning to end this took twenty-five minutes. Yes I know, I am slow and this is a slapdash picture. So the ones that are more carefully observed take even longer!

190mm x 120mm pen and watercolour in moleskine

5 Comments:

Blogger Penny said...

How big is the village? How far to the next one? You are obviously quite close to London, I love the feeling of all those little steep rooves and houses.I must see if i can find you on my map of England that has red lines all over it from our touring, Oh I would love to come back, but a few years of good weather before that happens i think, and then we may be too old.

8:50 am  
Blogger Alison said...

You make it look so easy - I always get tied up in too much detail. Once again, a lovely composition and marvellous clouds.

11:57 am  
Blogger Susan said...

Well done! your paintings are beautiful!
What is your job? painter?

1:41 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Penny the village is so close to St Albans , as housing has spread out it's almost become a suburb of the town (about 2 to 3 miles from the village to the town centre). It's not very big (only supports 3 pubs, one shop, one primary school, one church and a handful of other businesses). The great thing is that it still feels like a village and has the countryside on the doorstep. I'm glad we ended up living here. St Albans is a small market town dating from Roman times (when it was called Verlamium) so quite attractive with a lot of old buildings. It's also perfect for commuting to London with a relatively regular train service that takes about half an hour. Look on your map north of London.

Alison I do know what you mean- when you look at a landscape it's sometimes just too much to try and edit.

Susan - welcome - and thank you. My normal job is graphic design.

7:36 pm  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Those cute little houses in a row! Who lives there? Fairies or leprachauns? Okay, it's St Patrick's Day today and I think there'll be green Guiness at the Elephant and Castle - not that I drink. I act sozzled most of the time without it. I'm crook at present - a bit of asthma, but it didn't stop me talking ten to the dozen at a party last night.
w.

10:45 pm  

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