Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Camden Beach

Went to Camden Beach yesterday with a bunch of artist friends. It is a rooftop with fine sand, deckchairs, beach huts and expensive drinks. It was a cold and windy day but at least it didn't start raining.

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  1. Lovely sketches! It has been crowded, as I can see. If I could give you our high temperatures, so that those people (and you) sunbathed!:)

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    1. Oh Rossichka, your high temp would have been welcome, I was freezing after this sketching session.

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    2. You should come one summer to our seaside! The water temperature is like tea now - between 25-27 degrees Celsius! By the way, lots of English tourists visit our resorts.:)

      http://www.bulgaria-sea-holiday.com/

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    3. Looks perfect! I would love to go there, 25-27 is ideal! I am used to summers in Beijing, 5 months of 30+ degrees, so I feel a bit cheated now by (North) European weather...

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  2. despite the low temperature it looks cheerful ! or was is due to a lot of drinks ? :)

    nice

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    1. With those prices... no, it was not due to a lot of drinks :-)

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  3. Oh. here the snow is covering the mountains, ha ha, so seeing your pictures brings me some heat!!1 thanks!!
    Sasa, you capture the moment in an excellent way, I guess your speed to take sketches, and color it is dizzying!!!!
    (loved the huge gull on the roof, very funny)
    (I have a question, is a real beach on the sea, or an artificial beach in the city?)

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    1. Thanks Roberto! I can believe how observant you are, you spotted the gull!
      It is an artificial beach on a top of a building though windiness made you feel you were by the sea. I was covered by the sand when got home, very real experience :-)

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  4. Ha, you are becoming an urban sketcher.

    Your work blends in here perfectly:

    http://www.urbansketchers.org/

    cheers, Paula

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    1. Hi Paula, I am aware of the group but I went to check it again and noticed that they have also a community in London AND they meet tomorrow!!! They are planning to sketch by the Thames: http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tate-to-tate-sketchcrawl-august-16th.html
      It looks like it is going to rain tomorrow, but if not, I'll definitely join them :-)

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  5. Nice sketches Sasa. I wasn't aware of Camden beach..its looks like fun. The unfortunate thing about London is the weather and the prices. I miss my Country but not those things. In Spain we have 30+ too...and sitting around the swimming pool with mountain views is spectacular...the drinks are cheap too!! Oh and the mediterranean beaches are worth visiting, just 40 mins away! Now I sound like an advert for Spain..lolol!!!!!!! (No work here though :( !! )

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    1. Coming from Finland I should be used to bad weather and high prices but... You may be getting a new neighbor... (And there is no work here either.)

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    2. Hey, both, why not come to Argentina?
      good weather, beaches in summer, snow in winter, work, and good people! miles and miles of nature untouched!!!! food and drink available at a good price!
      Do not think, call now!!! (it looks like an advertisement) Ha Ha! ;))

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    3. Bulgaria, Spain, Argentina... I am starting to have lots of excellent options :-) Now I just need to decide.

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  6. I looked and looked for the gull. Think I found it on the little house next to the sun umbrella(can't find the right word). What a great thing to build a beach on a rooftop! Big city fun! I can feel the wind in the second sketch. It's very impressionistic. I love that sky! Bye bye!

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  7. Excellents, ces croquis "in situ", toujours difficiles à réaliser mais tellement vivants.
    Félicitations
    Belle soirée, Sasa
    Amicalement.

    Roger

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  8. Sasa!!!
    were you lost in the London fog? ;)))
    Thanks a lot for passing by and leave your nice nice nice comments!!!!

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