i finally made it to see the Maggie Hambling works on paper at the British Museum; i literally was around the corner and had half an hour to spare before my next appointment – it was a perfect half hour spent in one of london’s greatest spaces. i totally forgot how grand and impressive the museum is and on my way stumbled through the chinese ceramics which i am definitely going to revisit. Hambling’s loose markings with ink and charcoal are so expressive and precise – they capture perfectly the personality of the sitter. it made me come home and want to just draw rather than use watercolour. its free entry and i urge you to visit before the exhibition ends at the end of the month.
these were works by Hambling at the dovecote at snape, another interesting venue for artists’ works.
i have dared to draw 5 min quick poses with pen, it makes you much more adventurous, give it a go.