british museum

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.

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i have dared to draw 5 min quick poses with pen, it makes you much more adventurous, give it a go.


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