Spent the whole of Saturday sketching at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I tried to pack in as much as possible so my sketches are very sketchy…
Sketch Point 1: The Underground Gallery: Jaume Plensa Exhibition
Lovely stuff, also very interesting video interview with the artist below.
Lots of lovely voluptuous Henry Moore pieces here in the park, tried to capture the deep golden browns and blues and shiny bronzey-ness of this one, but failed.
Made it to this sketchpoint a bit late, after a delicious lunch at the gallery restaurant. Most sketchers had already set up in front of the hall, so I had another run around the park. This sculpture by Michael Zwingmann is called ‘Invasion’ captured my attention. From a distance it looks like freshly baled haylage strewn about the field, but is made from liquid asphalt poured into moulds. From below it is reminiscent of a scene from ‘The Prisoner’. Had time to do a quick 10 min sketch of the hall as well.
This was quite a horrible subject to take on – I’ve been meaning to draw some silver birches for ages but I knew I’d be terrible at it so have been putting it off. I will go back up to Froggatt Edge and practice some more one day! This part of the park is basically a stagnant pool and stinks of Himalayan Balsam, mainly attracting bugs and reminding me of all those nasty damp Fridays I spent with BTCV pulling the damn stuff out!
Finally, we walked back up to the Cafe at the Kennel Block to have a look at everyone’s sketches – some really amazing work. As usual, check out Lynne’s picture gallery to see images as they come in!