Cambridge and Ely sketches and large watercolours too!
We have just had a couple of days in Cambridge and a lovely afternoon in Ely.
Ely is a delightful City with a truly magnificent Cathedral and right next to it there it a great cafe called Julia’s Tea room, very nice soup and scones for lunch!
The whole city is very nice with walks and old houses, including Oliver Cromwell’s to see.
So just a couple of quick sketches to turn into larger watercolours back in the studio.
It turned out to our surprise that it was Cambridge Half Marathon weekend , and no I wasn’t entered! It was a bit disruptive and due to COVID or just making life easy many Colleges were closed to visitors which was a great shame. However we were able to visit Kings College and King’s College Chapel which is fantastic with such amazing stained glass windows and a rich history. There are so many great sights outside of the Colleges too so we enjoyed outr time there.
Here are two sketches , one of King’s College and Chapel and a view along the River Cam with some inevitable punters gliding along.
We also has a superb dinner in a family run Italian restaurant right by the river edge called Mimosa. Really superb and they made us so welcome. A great find. Good Tapas lunch too in La Raza on Rose Crescent. The best meat balls bravas I have ever had!
Since returning I have painted two larger watercolours and so here they are. They don’t fit very well with the Cambridge and Ely theme but I have really enjoyed painting something a bit bigger and bolder than normal.
Firstly a view of the Norfolk Broads called “Big sky over the Broads” Large, by my standards, at 21 inches by 9 and another of a view across the North Downs in Kent in the summer, bright fields and another big sky. Also large and bold!
I hope you like them
They are both on Artfinder (www.artfinder.com/Brianswatercolours) if you think you would like to hang them in your home!
Now with a third jab received travel seems a bit nearer, let’s hope so!
Do stay safe and well
Posted on October 25, 2021, in Cambridge, Ely, England, Kent in the UK, Landscape, Norfolk, Norfolk Broads, North Downs in Kent, Paintings from our travels, Travels with a Brush, Watercolours of Norfolk and tagged Cambridge, Ely, Kent, Landscape, Norfolk broads, North Downs, Paintings from our travels, travel, watercolors, Watercolours. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
It’s quite a while since I visited Cambridge but used to go regularly years ago when I lived in Bedford. I always thought it had a tranquil yet confident feel. Glad you enjoyed and glad it inspired you to paint.
Many thanks I do appreciate the comments.
By the way I am part of an exhibition in Faversham Anderson Centre on the weekend 13/14 November just out of interest.it is called “Home is a feeling”
Ah, shame – we’ll be in Cornwall again that weekend otherwise we’d go and take a look