Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Art Tour, new drawings and RIP Brian Stanley

Above is a reverse drawing I finished last night, not the best pic of it forgot to take a shot before the light faded tonight.

Today has been a mixed day, for me it started with doing and art tour for one. So went on a slightly different route because the footpath past our workshop has now been closed and will be for 5 months due to the works on The Tate St Ives extension (more about that later). So after going up to see Alfred Wallis's grave we then went out and about to tour the towns art haunts and significant places, We ended up doing some sketch work from the end of Smeatons Pier.

Below is the little sketch I did from the end of the pier looking over to Porthminster Beach and The Pedn Olva Hotel, quite happy with it.

 This afternoon, we went to the dump at St Erth to get rid of a few things and then onto Penzance to get some PVA for The Lantern Parade and to get some floor paint, did a quick shop and headed back home. Chilly but sunny and as we traveled back the sky had a wonderful pink glow with hardly a cloud, quite beautiful.

On returning home I logged onto social media to find out that a great town character and major mover in The St Ives Jazz Club Brian Stanley has died, he had been ill for a while but I don't think many of us thought it would be this soon. Our thoughts go out to his wife, family and close friends. Brian was a lovely chap with a very droll wit attached. He will be sadly missed by so many.

I will be off to draw and let this news filter in. I do feel sad.

Until tomorrow cheers !

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