Friday, 16 November 2012
Sketchbook No.2 (#2)
Up Cuthbert Street, 27 October 1991
(2B pencil in A4 sketchbook)
I'd recently discovered the paintings of Wayne Thiebaud when I drew this. Trying to capture something of his vertiginous San Francisco views, I chose one of the steeper streets in Gateshead and looked up Cuthbert Street to the houses on Bensham Road.
I don't think I really caught Thiebaud's essence, but looking at this drawing now, complete with colour notes, I think it might still make an interesting painting.