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Turks Head Wapping, E1

Some unusual colours and thanks for advice on mixing greys. Love the dipped pen sketch too!

Jane Sketching

I walked to The Turks Head Wapping: a restaurant among trees. After a splendid lunch, I sketched the building.

The Turks Head Wapping E1, 10″ x 7″ in Sketchbook 12, 26th August 2022, 16:30pm

The drawing took me about 50mins on location, pen and ink. I added the colour when I got back to my desk.

Before and after the colour went on.

Marvellous chimneys!

The chimneys are Transparent Pyrrol Orange. Other colours are: Green Serpentine Genuine, Mars Yellow, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Yellow Deep, and Perylene Maroon to get the darker tiled walls. The blacks and greys are Ultramarine Blue mixed with Burnt Umber. These are all Daniel Smith watercolours. The paper is Arches Aquarelle 300gsm NOT, in a sketchbook made by the Wyvern Bindery in Hoxton.

Here is work in progress:

This is a wonderful café-restaurant – recommended. It is east of Tower Bridge, about a 45…

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One reply on “Turks Head Wapping, E1”

Thank you for the reblog! I’m so glad you enjoyed the dip-pen and ink sketch too. It’s a new style I’m experimenting with. The ink is dangerously black and permanent: in a little pot. The challenge is: not to knock it over. So far so good.
I recommend the Turks Head – a great meal, at a table surrounded by trees. It’s like being on holiday!

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