Q is for Queue #AtoZChallenge

This could have been Queensgate, Queens Street or Quay as all those names are featured in Bench Views Revisited. I settled on Queue because I’m wanting to show some of my paintings which illustrate events which happened late 2020.

Bench Views Revisited No. 116 August Benk Holiday 2020

This was the queue outside a popular restaurant on the final Eat out to Help out day of August. The government paid half your meal up to £10 if you eat in on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in August 2020. I’d not been out much by this point and was happy sat on a bench watching people queing to get in. They were brilliantly behaved with masks and standing socially distanced.

I’ve painted it with a hint of rainbow colours, I never seem to have indigo and violet to hand when I want to show a rainbow colouration. I digress, the use of rainbow colours is to show the image which was used to support the NHS and others working with patients. I also hoped it would make the queue stand out from the image, I hope it does. oops, I’ve noticed I need to add a couple of masks to some in the queue. I’ll do that now while I remember. Added. I’ll leave the photo of the unchanged version here.

My theme for A to Z Blogging Challenge is my Bench Views Revisited illustrations done from benches in and around Peterborough UK which I started in September 2019. I drew No. 88 in February 2020 then lockdown hit. I restarted the series in August 2020 which meant almost half the series were drawn pre-covid lockdown and the rest of the 190 illustrations were done post COVID-19 lockdown.

A to Z Blogging Challenge


10 thoughts on “Q is for Queue #AtoZChallenge

  1. Queueing. Yes. The new image of Covid. It was kind of good, while it lasted. Felt like you were doing something in safety. Even if it was just trying to do your weekly shop.
    Brilliant picture which captures it all.

  2. I’d like to get half of my meal paid for, but I wouldn’t wait long in a line to do so. Especially if I were with my wife–she doesn’t like ever waiting for food other than for a few minutes.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    • It was quite unusual and a strange thing to see after six months of everyone staying home and Town being empty. The queue’s seemed longer because everyone was sociually distanced by 2 meters at that time.

    • Hi Damyanti, great to see you
      I sit on benches and quickly draw what I see as it unfolds in front of me. I then, at some point, rarely in situ these days, paint and finish the sketch and call it an illustration as I feel i’ve illustrated a moment of life. I like intrigue for people to question their views and feelings. If my illustrations intrigue then I think I’ll say Thank You for the great comment and I hope the intrigue you refer to is intrigue in a good way.

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