Watercolour chimneys

I drew this from a photo I took in Bath at the weekend. Where I live I don’t see an awful lot of chimneys so this view from the window was a bit of a novelty for me.

I think I agree with something Danny Gregory once said about how drawing from a photograph is different from drawing with the subject right in front of you. There’s a bit of a distance and a sort of lack of connection between me and what I’m drawing. It doesn’t feel quite right somehow.

That said, it’s better than not drawing at all and it doesn’t prevent a bit of artistic license creeping in (the sky was definitely not blue when I took this photo). I think I’ll add some colour to those letters at some point too.