Rainbows In Durham

28 May


Husb and I have been doing a mini tour of North East England over the Bank Holiday and visited the historic town of Durham yesterday, which was hosting a Pride festival. There were rainbows everywhere.  I had to have a scribble,  didn’t I? So I did a bit of pen and watercolour work en plein air. We were sat outside the Cathedral in the glorious sunshine looking across the green. There were hundreds of rainbow people, it was lovely.  When I was a child it was illegal to be gay (well, for men anyway). How far we have come, it’s brilliant.

I drew with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen into my Tate Gallery ‘landscape’ sketchbook and then added washes with Winsor & Newton watercolour half pans.

8 Responses to “Rainbows In Durham”

  1. kestrelart June 2, 2018 at 21:41 #

    When I was a child, it was legal to be gay but normal to be homophobic. Then came official sanction in the shape of clause 28. What ever our sexuality, it feels to me like we have all been liberated since then.

  2. Walfischbucht May 29, 2018 at 08:08 #

    Nice! – Ah, I really do love Durham. Always remember when I was on my first visit there: A bike-holyday with two friends when we were 17. Left our fully packed bikes in the market square, by chance met a schoolclass who had slept in the same hostel as we did some nights before up north and got smuggled in by them to a guided tour of the castle. – (Try that with the bike today and you’ll find it blown up by the B-Squad in the meantime.)

  3. jhv57 May 29, 2018 at 00:33 #


  4. Phil Cooper May 28, 2018 at 23:22 #

    Lovely joyful drawing Rosie, full of sunshine and air 😊 I want a pair of those rainbow socks too !

    • Rosie Scribblah May 29, 2018 at 13:47 #

      They had them on sale throughout the city. It was such a fab atmosphere 😀

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