Today we had planned to go to the Art Galleries in Kelvinside to hear one of our friends from salsa, singing in her choir. Scamp was going to hear …. , I was going to sketch. We walked down through Kelvingrove Park from Kelvinbridge Underground station and it really did feel like spring, with blossom on the trees and families having picnics on the grass. After a quick coffee in the Galleries cafe, Scamp got settled in the audience and I headed off to find a subject. I chose a knight’s helmet and got stuck in. I wasn’t all that impressed with it until a wee boy and his mum came along. He asked me if I was an artist, but when I said, “No, I just like drawing.” He didn’t seem disappointed and said “You’re really good”. I thanked him, but I don’t think he realised how much that meant to me. Wherever you are, wee boy, you made my day!
After that, I messed up the sketch completely, trying to render it with a marker pen, so went looking for other subjects. I’ve always liked the rear entrance to the Galleries and preferred it to the entrance from Argyle Street. Allegedly, the architect had agreed with me and also preferred that entrance. A man of taste, obviously. Anyway, I chose the rear entrance stairs as my sketch of the day. It was a difficult one with angles, arches and lots of Victorian embellishments. I’m not all that keen on the finished sketch, but I will certainly go back and try it again.
I took some photos of the choir and our friend in particular. I also enjoyed some of the singing. I didn’t enjoy the organ recital. I hate organ music, but Scamp likes it and I was quite happy that she enjoyed it while I sketched today.