John Pollard and Martina Murphy (two founders of the group) explained to me yesterday, that the original format for the ?Drawing London On Location
? meet ups was to meet in the morning, then to keep moving on, not have any pre-arranged places to gather together, and to end up in a pub at 4pm to share work. Anyone leaving earlier would miss the sharing. They emphasised that this is the format they would like to follow in future events.
I have no problem with this. It is a great group of artists, and I hope it goes from strength to strength. I really enjoy drawing with the group.
For me, personally, I just find it too cold to be outside for long, but I would love to join in with this in summer. I can?t always stay all day, so would also miss the social side of sharing and discussing art.
If anybody would like to join me to draw indoors in March, I will post full details of the events already
arranged, ie British Museum, Royal Opera House
and National Theatre
There will also be some drawing in the sculpture gallery of the V&A museum, on the Friday evening of 19 March, before the Digital Design Sensations exhibition.
I will withdraw events from the DLOL calendar to free up space for March, as they would like to visit a city farm, which sounds great fun.
Martina and Lee are now going to be asst organizers, and I am sure they will make a much better job of it than me. I tried to find some warm places to draw in winter. It was not my intention to change the routine of the group, and I apologize if I?ve been more hindrance than help.
Some of you showed me beautiful Artists Trading Cards made after the Hammersmith meet up, so I hope you will bring them along to swap with each other (but check it?s OK with the organizers, as I think Martina and John missed this one.)
I look forward to catching up with you drawing on location, when the weather improves.