Friday, 11 January 2019

Urban sketching in Cornwall

We've been there before and decided to take a few days again in Lostwithiel

Knowing I would be taking my sketching/painting gear with me, I put out the question to one of the Groups I belong to on Facebook - South Cornwall Sketchclubs

If you don't ask you don't find out and fortunately I wasn't disappointed.  
I've always thought there are people out there wanting to sketch in company, they only need to be asked.

As I wasn't totally familiar with places (indoors as it is January), I was reliant on suggestions and 
Suzannah Ford from the sketch group agreed that the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Garden Centre would be a good place.
It was definitely too cold for sketching outside and we were really lucky to get seating in front of the log fire in the restaurant.  

The staff were great, they came round to see if we needed anything and left us to happily sketch and draw for a couple of hours.

Suzannah's painting on the left - mine on the right

and the Carrot cake was delicious - beyond delicious in fact Yum!

Gouache in moleskine sketchbook 12" x 9"

I will definitely be asking sketch groups again when we are away - no doubt there will be fellow sketchers out there happy to join in.

footnote:   Suzannah - Really nice to have met you.



Christine said...

Beautiful sketches from your trip.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thank you was such a good trip away, and when sketching is involved it's perfect :)

Eileen said...

What a good idea you had and a lovely welcoming place to sketch with Suzannah. Cosy and warm too :) Lovely sketches.

robin cox walsh said...

Lovely! Looks like you had a nice (and cozy) time! :)

ann @ studiohyde said...

Eileen, I’m so pleased I put the question out there to the group.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Robin, it was 🙂

sandy said...

wow, this is beautiful! Looks like a fun day too.

ann @ studiohyde said... was a great day thanks :)

Judy Barends said...

It is so great to find fellow artists and sketch together! Looks like a lovely warm place, in every way!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Yes Judy, it is fun sketching with others. I know that on other trips away, I will definitely put the word out to those in the area.

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