Hello those of you that are part of Sketch Up Friday! Welcome to those who have stumbled across us! This is the first blog where I share some of my photographs of Ashton Court Mansion with you in lieu of our physical meet up inside the mansion.
On April 24th, we would have been sketching upstairs at Ashton Court. Due to social distancing (pre-lockdown), I had chosen one of the largest spaces upstairs for us to sketch. I believe it was once accomodation for the most trusted servants in the household, but the reference information that I would have checked this with is (you guessed it). . . at Ashton Court!
In absence of meeting on site, I hope that these photographs will enable you to experience the house in some form. This large room would have been split into many, separate chambers. There was a toilet off of the main space (see photo with mop!) and a bathroom beyond. If you would like to participate in this week's sketch session, choose your preferred vantage point and click on the image. It will enlarge and provide a little more information about the photograph.
It might be interesting to set yourself a time limit. We would usually have about 1.5 hours of drawing time during Sketch Up - perhaps see what you can achieve within a similar time frame? I also think it will be interesting to see whether your style changes - I find that my drawings become tighter when I am working from photographs as opposed to life. Do let me know how you find it and any differences you notice?
Please upload your drawings to Instagram or Facebook - or email them to me with any thoughts/ comments!
These images were never taken with the intention of providing working images, so please accept them as they are. I hope that they can prove useful and enable you to get sketching?
Next week (1st May), I will upload images of the Music room, which can be located on the ground floor of the mansion house.
I hope to draw beside you all again in the near future. Virtual hugs and hand soap, Amy x