I am taking groups of students to museums and galleries in London next term including the Natural History Museum and Tate Britain, So I did a pre-visit today. Art won for me, although I enjoyed drawing round the Natural History Museum. The drawing on the left hand page was made on the train journey up from Surrey.
I filled 40 pages of a new (Arborita) A6 landscape sketchbook while in Berlin with Sixth formers from school. Drawing people as we travelled on U-Bahn and bus, art we saw in the galleries and small observations of places seen. Here's a selection.
When I was about 14, I went to a large exhibition of Turner's work, including sketchbooks and sketches, at what was then the Tate Gallery and now Tate Britain. I spent the return journey scribbling on a piece of paper as the coach chased the sun down the M4.
Today I did something similar returning on a coach from the Turner and the Masters Exhibition.
Top drawing is an imaginative interpretation of the Oxfordshire landscape as seen from the coach window. the sketches below were made from the work in the exhibition.
(click on the images for further info and larger versions)