A tutor once said to me “If you can draw people, you can draw anything” before making a strong recommendation to draw regularly and to draw people as often as I could.
It marked the start of some very steady sketching in restaurants and cafes of people eating and the food I was eating
This reminds me of an idea I had of going out once a month to somewhere nice to eat – and drawing the people and the food. I maybe ought to resurrect that idea in 2023! Now that I’m walking better and without pain, I should make my walks end at more interesting destinations – and maybe take my sketchbooks out again…..
The sketches I used to do generated
Another favourite spot was restaurant at the Wallace Collection – which was the first location used for Portrait Artist of the Year – minus the cream teas – which were excellent!
and the National Gallery…..
I also sketched my tea halfway through exhibitions at the Mall Galleries – and the people in the exibition.
I also sketched my way across the restaurants of France and across the East and West Coats of America.