Gainstable, Consborough, Tea, and a Blue Cock

I’ll bet that title got your attention! There is so much going on it is easy to become confused.

Today was another day at The National Gallery. Our aim was to spend the day sketching in the galleries and we succeeded.  We split up and went our separate ways for several hours, seeking paintings to sketch. Jean completed two in color and Paul four in pencil.

We met at 3:00 PM for tea at the gallery’s wonderful cafe restaurant. Rob, Avni, and Paola provided us with gracious service and a most wonderful tea. Finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and an assortment of sweets, all accompanied by delicious tea. We highly recommend the gallery Cafe when you are in town.

After tea we went back to the gallery to review the progress of a couple of copyists who were painting today. It is amazing to see their oils in progress on easels in front of the originals.

We ended our day in Trafalgar Square where a new sculpture had been unveiled while we were in the museum. The giant blue rooster is the latest of modern sculptures to decorate the square. It is a sight!

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About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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3 Responses to Gainstable, Consborough, Tea, and a Blue Cock

  1. Jean-Paul DUmont says:

    Strange, but you did not seem to be confused at the Gallery cafe restaurant. You seem to continue having a great time. Wonderful! Looking forward to your next adventures in the heart of civilization!

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