There is a small street close to The Clay Studio called Elfreth's Alley. I felt like it was 2007 and I was back in France. "While a modern city has sprung up around it, the Alley preserves three centuries of evolution through its old-fashioned flower boxes, shutters, Flemish bond brickwork and other architectural details. Butchers. Bakers. Candlestick-makers. Named for blacksmith and property-owner Jeremiah Elfreth, Elfreth’s Alley was home to the 18th century artisans and trades-people who were the backbone of colonial Philadelphia. " This ink drawing with some added colour, is from photo reference. The order of homes is not exact, but it gives the feel of the street as I seen it.
I had the opportunity to visit to Philadelphia this week with some members of the London Potters Guild. 2 days is not enough time ... Philadelphia is a historic, cultural, beautiful city. I had never thought of Philadelphia as a city I must visit, but it is city well worth visiting.
We visited The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Interesting and informative, a vision for the future of the London Clay Art Centre.... the whole purpose of the trip. Tuesday morning, we visited Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Isaiah Zagar is an award-winning mosaic mural artist whose work can be found on over 100 public walls throughout the city of Philadelphia and around the world. We did allot of walking, so I had time to figure out what and where I wanted to draw. Tuesday afternoon I had time to do just that... sit and draw. I choose the historic neighbourhood by the hotel we stayed at, Spruce and 12 street. I did some quick sketches in my sketch book and then completed this drawing on location. I wish I had more time there.
Sketched 3 holes during the round of golf at Greystone Golf Club. This it hole no.1 and hole no.6. We road in a cart, which I usually don't like, but I really wanted to take my larger sketch book. It too big and too heavy for carrying, besides with a cart, I had a place to sit. It was busy and we did have to wait.
Sunday Morning, Greenhills looked like this, thanks to Dingman Creek and the overnight rain. Hole number one ladies tee box in is to the left of the big trees. The other photo shows number ten tees in front of the submerged bench.
We managed to get a tee off at Greystone Golf Club... This describes it perfectly "Perched on the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, the unique setting creates captivating optical illusions on many of the putting surfaces. " I did a couple of drawings while golfing, to be uploaded soon.
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