Rochester Cathedral – August 2022 – Saturday

Seventeen members visited Rochester Cathedral on a perfect painting day. The temperature was in the low to mid 70s, not too hot but pleasantly warm, with a little light breeze and fluffy white clouds adorning the bright blue sky.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day drawing and painting a view of the Cathedral and precincts from the private gardens at the rear. We sat under the mature trees, their shade keeping us cool and stopping our paints drying too quickly. At lunchtime some ate packed lunch in the garden, some visited the cafe in the crypt and others bought their lunch and coffee from Rochester’s vibrant High Street. A whip-round for the Cathedral Trust collected £56 cash and several members added to the total by donating by card inside.

Many thanks to Kay for gaining us permission to use the private gardens. Thank you, Kay, we all had a fabulous time!

From sketches to completed paintings to works in progress, using pencils, pens, acrylics and inks, here are our drawings and paintings.

A few more views from inside and outside the Cathedral…