|A warm-up sketch of The Platform|
|The Mechanics Institute - pen on gesso printed background|
A while ago I had randomly printed some foam stamps on a page of my Hahnemuhle Grey Book - I thought this might provide an interesting background for this sketch. I used a fine pen which doesn't show up very well on the page, so later at home I added further penwork and some watercolour washes in an attempt to bring out the subject.
|Further penwork and light watercolour washes|
This building has been derelict for quite some years, with windows broken and boarded up, so I took the liberty of re-instating these after researching old photos. There is much local interest in restoring this building to its former glory, but it is all a question of finding the necessary money.