A week ago I made a brief visit to the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum - one of the advantages of being a member is that you don't need to book ( although it's recommended at busy times) and don't feel that you have to see absolutely everything in one go as can always come back another time!
I loved the 3D installation in the Great Court (top) the result of family workshops in painting and origami.
An earlier version of the 'Great Wave' had a wonderful subtlety of line and interesting composition as did the one below (the balance of dark and light especially).
I loved seeing the drawings and the stages of the process involved in producing such finely executed and lively woodcuts, a shame that most of the items for sale in the shop are so crude and tacky!
In the morning , the location for drawing Tuesday was the Wellcome Collection . I was pleased to revisit the 'Spark of Life' exhibition on electricity which had been the focus of the Contemporary
Drawing Sketchbook course and draw some items I'd missed!
I concentrated on the early voltaic cells ( battery) and Edison's first lightbulb.
And after the museums I did some shopping for art supplies in Cornelissens, getting the assistants whizzing up their ladders to find items in the numbered wooden drawers. It might seem a rather large bag just for a few tubes of watercolour but I did buy paper as well!!