Tuesday, 30 June 2015

SGFA exhibition in London

Society of Graphic Fine Art
Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9JH
(next to Tate Modern)
Tuesday 30 June – Sunday 5 July 2015
11am – 6pm (every day)
sgfabankside2015

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Urban sketching?

An English woodland in spring... sunshine dappling through fresh green leaves... nettles pushing up enthusiastically, birds singing, and squirrels running round... Does this count as "urban" sketching?

Possibly not...

...except that this was painted at the end of a pedestrian tunnel under the M23 London to Brighton motorway, and the birdsong was drowned out by the roar of lorries and cars passing overhead...



Ink and watercolour, 30 x 23 cm.


Friday, 5 June 2015

Butterfly garden


An hour spent painting in the "Butterfly Garden" in the corner of the local park. They said there would be thunderstorms today, but there weren't any. There weren't any butterflies either.

Ink and watercolour, 30 x 23 cm.

Friday, 8 May 2015

New linocut: Undershaft

A new linocut, at last.

Undershaft


Undershaft
Linocut, 30 x 24cm


Another corner of the city of London. This is the view looking west from the "Gherkin" on St Mary's Axe. In the middle: the church of St Helen's Bishopsgate, dating from the 12th century. In the distance: the "NatWest" tower, now called "Tower 42", built in the 1970s.

This print will be exhibited in the New English Art Club Open exhibition at the Mall Galleries, 18 - 27 June 2015.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Barcelona: Early evening on the Rambla la Catalunya

Early evening on the Rambla la Catalunya, Barcelona.

Early evening on the Rambla la Catalunya, Barcelona

Ink and watercolour on paper, 9 x 28 cm. 18.05, 7 November, 2014

Another sitdown needed! It was getting dark, and I wasn't sure I could paint in the fading light. Managed to get the drawing done before the light went, and then the colours were added with a lot of optimism.