Monday, 16 May 2016

Green, green, green

Drawing in Lingfield Butterfly Garden. Everything changes so quickly at this time of year, but this is the moment when the plants and trees are full leaf, but the flowers have not yet appeared, so it's green, green, green everywhere.



Ink and watercolour, 43 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Urban sketchers in Westminster

Another great day with the Urban Sketchers London, this time at Westminster -- and what a great location too. Enough beautiful and historic buildings to keep you busy for weeks. Even more importantly, there were plenty of benches!

Here are my two drawings:


AM: From the garden of the Jewel Tower, looking up at the Houses of Parliament and the entrance to the Victoria Tower. I did get a bit lost in trying to draw every window. There were lots of barriers and police around, in preparation for the State Opening of Parliament next week.

PM: Another view of HP, from College Garden; you'll know it as the place where news teams interview MPs. The brown lumpy thing on the right is a Henry Moore. I don't know what the black sheddy thing on the left is: the man in a fluorescent jacket was leaning against it for the entire two hours I was there.

Both: Ink and watercolour, 43 x 13cm. 

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Variation on a theme

Variation on a theme. In the "Butterfly Garden" on Lingfield Common again, this time in monochrome: ink pens combined with markers in various shades of grey. 31 x 21 cm.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Back to the "Butterfly Garden"

Back to the "Butterfly Garden" on Lingfield Common: it's a looking a bit untidy at the moment as the new buds of spring push through the debris left by winter. Ink and watercolour, 31 x 21 cm.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Under the motorway: April

Under the motorway: April. It's the time of year when everything changes to quickly; a few days earlier or later, and this scene would look very different. Yellow green leaves are bursting out everywhere, and the muddy path is at last starting to dry up. Eleventh in a month series of drawings. Ink and watercolour, 31 x 21cm.