There was certainly plenty to choose from in the drawing stakes! There were, of course, plenty of engines and carriages in various states of repair and the trains were in steam too. There's all manner of interesting paraphernalia on the platforms and round about as well.
The station buildings themselves are of the beautiful honey coloured stone so common in the area and there are some gorgeous doors with fabulous peeling paint if that floats your boat ~ it works for me!! ;o)
There was a little artistic licence involved with my drawing but I have to say I really enjoyed zoning out as I drew this, being in that head space where time and everything around you passes without notice. ;o) The last few weeks have been a little stressful (albeit very enjoyable too) as I raced towards the opening of the production I've been directing (Pack Up Your Troubles, a compilation of war times songs, dances and monologues) and this time spent focused on drawing was blissful for me. ;o)
We all need time out and I heartily agree with author of The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron, when she recommends "artist dates" and daily walks to fill the creative well. It most certainly hit the spot!
The folk at NVR were very welcoming to us and my friend, and chair of FenVAC, Rob, even got to visit some of the sheds that the public don't have access to and got some great shots of a chappie welding, sparks flying everywhere. ;o) Although this art day was poorly attended by FenVAC members it was a personally fulfilling and successful outing for me. Roll on next time! ;o)