View Full Version : Ranelagh Gardens Chelsea

02-11-2019, 08:54 AM
The venue for London urban sketchers November sketchcrawl was the Royal Hospital Chelsea. It was a glorious day (unusual for the UK in November :) ) with the sun streaming through the avenue of trees in the adjacent park. The shadows were just too good to ignore.....


Payne's Grey
02-11-2019, 06:31 PM
Wow! Very nice. Lot's of work there, Ron. I bet that's really beautiful with Autumn colors.

It fit's in with this month's Forum Challenge too (Winter Trees).

Scene Chaser
02-12-2019, 08:51 AM
Lovely plein air drawing.

Charlie's Mum
02-12-2019, 10:40 AM
That really is a lovely plein air piece!
... and yes, it does fit with this month's challenge, so it's a 'twofer'!:lol:

Ron - I've never known how 'Ranelagh' is pronounced - every year (it's always mentioned with Chelsea Flower Show) I want to say 'Raneleigh'!:lol:

02-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Very nice, indeed! The high contrast is certainly dramatic coupled with the tunneled recession. Very interesting composition and approach. Well done!

02-12-2019, 06:04 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. :) My poor Lamy certainly took some heavy use drawing it.

Maureen - yes, the avenue is the site of the Chelsea Flower Show's tent village - plenty of Pimms and champagne bars...... and even some stuff for gardeners:lol:. I think the name of the park is pronounced Ran-elly.

Joel L
02-13-2019, 10:26 PM
Beautiful work! Love the composition, light, and texture!

02-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Thanks Joel. It was a lot less complicated than yours. :)

Charlie's Mum
02-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Cheers Ron :thumbsup: