Monday, March 3, 2008

Russell Square, London

This is a pastel (about 8" X 10") on sanded paper of Russell Square in London. It's a short walk from the tube stop and across the street from the British Museum. Just east is a great bookshop. The red color you see in the center is a tea shop. To the north is an Indian restaurant. Obviously, an incredible place. You will see children at play here, people rushing about their daily work and tourists like me stopping for a cup of tea. This was in November, so the trees had lost their leaves yet there were things still in flower. I have just returned from North Carolina where I took a painting course at the John C. Campbell Folk School. It was quite a drive (12 hours), some of it through winding mountain highways, but very nice.

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