Gallery 3, Tring Natural History Museum

Gallery Three. Tring Natural History Museum

Drawn at an urban sketching event hosted by the Herts Sketch Group. https://www.meetup.com/Herts-Sketch-Group/

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Dorcas Gazelle

Dorcas Gazelle. Tring Natural History Museum

Drawn at an urban sketching event hosted by the Herts Sketch Group. https://www.meetup.com/Herts-Sketch-Group/

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Elk or Moose

Elk or Moose. Tring Natural History Museum

Drawn at an urban sketching event hosted by the Herts Sketch Group. https://www.meetup.com/Herts-Sketch-Group/

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A cottage in Tring, Hertfordshire

A cottage in Tring, Hertfordshire. Opposite Tring Natural History Museum.

Drawn at an urban sketching event hosted by the Herts Sketch Group. https://www.meetup.com/Herts-Sketch-Group/

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Tewin Natural History Museum, Hertfordshire.

Tewin Natural History Museum.

Drawn at an urban sketching event hosted by the Herts Sketch Group. https://www.meetup.com/Herts-Sketch-Group/

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Digging in Hitchin

Digger in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

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Tilehouse Street Angel

Gravestone outside Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

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The Ship Pub, Hart St, London

The Ship Pub, Hart St, City Of London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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The Ship Pub, Talbot Court, London

The Ship, Talbot Court, City Of London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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Old Tom’s Bar

Old Tom’s Bar, City of London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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The Jamaica Wine House

The Jamaica Wine House, City of London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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The Old Doctor Butler’s Head

The Old Doctor Butler’s Head, Moorgate, London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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The Jerusalem Tavern in watercolour

The Jerusalem Tavern in watercolour. The Drawing London on Location group have been meeting this summer to illustrate London’s historic pubs.

Here is an earlier link to the base ink line drawing.

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The Hand & Shears Pub in watercolour

The Hand & Shears Pub in watercolour. The Drawing London on Location group have been meeting this summer to illustrate London’s historic pubs.

Artists Statement:
The Hand and Shears Public House, Barbican, London. I recently joined fellow members of the Drawing London On Location group over a number of evenings to draw historic pubs. This is one of nine watercolours that I am progressing as part of that collaborative activity.
Drawing with ink pens forces me to commit to the line and to live with the excitement and risk of owning my mistakes. I work through imperfections by what I call ‘fixing-forward’ as I develop the drawing. Personally, I also find I can work faster in this way than if I were using pencil and repeatedly erasing and redrawing.
Usually I prefer to add paint at the scene where I am drawing. However, on this occasion the time pressure and a busy schedule of pubs to visit helped me decide to add the colour later on. Once back at the studio, a photograph I took provided me with colour references.
I sat low at pavement level opposite the pub to provide a more dramatic perspective. I then also over emphasised that perspective for a little more drama. In adding the paint I was keen to emphasise the inviting warmth of the interior light that emanated from the bar.
Watercolour enables me to introduce some translucency and subtlety into my work. The layering of paint helps me capture the light and shadow. From a practical point of view I also find watercolour blocks to be quite portable and very suitable for street use.

Object Label:
Hand and Shears
Walt Cahill. 1st August 2018
A pub has stood on these grounds since the Middle Ages. The pub’s name relates to the cloth workers who would gather here ahead of the ancient Bartholomew Fair. Today, office workers gather here in the evenings. Tourists visiting the nearby Barbican Arts Centre, The Museum of London or Smithfield Market probably also drop in from time to time.
Windsor and Newton Watercolour paint on 300gsm watercolour paper

Here is an earlier link to the base ink line drawing.

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The Hand & Shears Pub

The Hand & Shears Pub, Barbican, London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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The Viaduct Tavern

The Viaduct Tavern, Farringdon, London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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The Jerusalem Tavern

The Jerusalem Tavern, Clerkenwell, London. This drawing is a work in progress. Drawn during a London On Location event and as part of a Historic London Pubs draw

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The Viaduct Tavern in watercolour

The Viaduct Tavern in watercolour. The Drawing London on Location group have been meeting this summer to illustrate London’s historic pubs.

Here is an earlier link to the base ink line drawing.

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London Urban Sketchers. Golden Hinde. Bankside. London.

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Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral. Drawn during a London Urban Sketchers event where we met at the Golden Hinde near Southwark Cathedral.

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