Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A postcard from Lisbon and London!














I feel very privileged this month to get two postcards for the price of one! On the front, Liz has drawn a view of the Belém Tower in Lisbon, when she was attending the Urban Sketchers Symposium with the equally famous (in the Sketchercise group, at least!) Portugese Tarts in the foreground. There is a lovely balance between the loose and colourful watercolours and the very delicate pen lines.





Later in the month, Liz went to London so on the back is a drawing of St. Pauls with a cup of tea from Fortnum & Mason's tea room in the foreground. The colourful stamps and the lovely handwriting enhance these wonderful, vibrant images. Thank you so much Liz, for this amazing card!


10 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

I don't know which side i prefer -but luckily no need to choose - they're both lovely, lively, full of life sketches. And true to Liz's personality.

Charlene Brown said...

Only Liz could be traveling about and sketching at such a rate that your postcard from her would have to include two impressive and beautifully drawn points of origin! For those of us who would like to know more about Liz's techniques (even though we can barely read as fast as she draws and writes about architecture) she has a new blog, http://sketchingarchitecture.blogspot.com/

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Aha - so these are the famous Portuguese tarts everybody keeps talking about!

The perspective on St Paul's Cathedral is totally brilliant!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Just noticed the very special Borromini stamp!

Albrecht Rissler said...

Liz, I'm a fan of your cards. I've looked at your new blog. I am very impressed!

Pat said...

Wow! I have got to see these bigger then on my phone. Ok, I just did and well worth the effort. Wow! Again.

Cathy Gatland said...

Wonderful sketches with all the Liz trademarks, architecture (of the highest order!), tea, handwriting and Borro - you are privileged Felicity!

Desiree said...

I love both sides! Wow, its so great to get scenery, tea and food with every postcard from Liz. They all make me long to travel and eat! Beautiful

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

This is spoiling at its best..tea and tarts and a cathedral!Beautiul Liz!
ronelle

Robyn Sinclair said...

A tale of two cities - what a bonus. Count me as a fan too!

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