St Bartholomew the Great is one of the oldest buildings in central London, with parts of the old monastery dating back to Mediaeval times. Situated in the historic Smithfield district, I have drawn many aspects of these buildings over the years but this view in particular caught my eye on one of my many city sketch walks. I was drawn to the way the perspective of the scene drew the eye to the tower. The combination of textured brick finishes caught my eye too and I knew they would really help tell the story of the buildings and their rich history, the red brick from a later era contrasting elegantly with mediaeval masonry.
Matt ivory fine art paper 270gsm with a light watercolour texture.
A3 (297 x 420mm) | A4 (210 x 297 mm) | A5 (148 x 210mm).
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