A week alongside the Holloway Road
Late last month (April 2023) I hopped on the bus to London.
Leaving Hamilton, just south of Glasgow early-ish on Sunday I was in Golders Green, North London by dusk. This is my second trip by National Express Coach (Avanti train service had engineering works and planned disruptions); this option worked for me.
I like the time spent on a road trip when someone else is driving. It gives me a chance to read, think, look out the window, sketch and sleep. It was also convenient being only a short drive at either end.
There are brief stops at various towns along the route – just enough time to make a quick sketch of what is in view and add some colour.
It’s surprising what you can capture in a few minutes…
So here’s the reason I’m in London – to look after this wee chappie!
Not to mention a great opportunity to see family and friends and just lose myself in London life.
Sketching my favourite time of day in London – when there’s a pause in the bustle, a glow in the sky and the crows settle down for the end of the day.
It was wonderful to have a week in London but I’m always happy to be home again.
Things have been quiet here on this blog so far this year as my attention has been on taking my artwork in a new direction…following the call of our orchard and a year of Professional Development at Paintbox School of Art. If you are on Instagram, you can see what I’m up to @ronniecruwysart …I’m nose down getting a body of work ready for a group exhibition at the Dovecot in Edinburgh
As always, thanks for reading and stay well!