Apart from some rumbles of thunder and one heavy rain shower, it was quite a good day for our visit to Bungay. This market town has a long history. It has much to offer in the way of independent shops and picturesque scenery, but not a lot in the way of handy parking space - or so it seemed to us. Five of us went our various ways and found a variety of subjects to sketch, before meeting up at the Earsham Stree Café for tea and to share our experiences of an enjoyable day. Below is some of our work, which you can click to enlarge.
Tom concentrated our thoughts wonderfully on perspective this week and boggled our minds with parallel or angular perspective, single or multiple VPs, positioning of eye line, arches and apexes. This is a subject that can sometimes prove difficult even for the best artists, but Tom has considerable practical and theoretical knowledge of the subject, as can be seen from some of his drawings on his Gallery page (click here). The boxes we were challenged to draw proved somewhat trickier than we thought but we all had a go.
This was our last session at the Bowls Club for the winter season. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on our trip to Cambridge next Thursday, after which we start our Summer Programme outdoors with a visit to Gaze's salesroom with their garden and outdoor lots. Working outdoors will give us lots of opportunities to apply the rules of perspective!
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