With a bit of Shard. This is London.
If only the 19th century Old Operating Theatre wasn’t sound proofed, someone may have heard the screams of the ghostly un-anesthetised female patients sooner. Then this little gem wouldn’t have lain hidden in a church attic, lost, alone and probably a bit stinky, for almost 100 years.Well worth a visit, particularly for the talks, beware… there will be gorey details! Hand washing optional.
Did you know that 30mph winds whipping your ankles on the open air viewing deck of London’s Shard, can induce spontaneous anxiety-fueled sketching…
Window seat. Comfy chair. Coffee. Cake. Pen. Paint. Job Done! St Paul’s Cathedral from the Tate Modern.
Who could ever get tired of that view from Blackfriars Bridge?
I finally got to see the Turner by the sea exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich this weekend. It’s great to see such an amazing body of work in one place. I recommend getting the audio tour for some added context.
As well as more familiar paintings, you get to see some of Turner’s sketchbooks and unfinished works.
With that out of my system there was time for a quick stop at the Tate modern to sketch the silver birch trees before it got too dark.