Monday, 5 October 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

South Street, Dorking

Daniel don't climb up there you're only allowed to go up there if you live there and you don't I said Daniel get down the bus will be here in two minutes now you're stuck how are you going to get down get down now the bus is here

Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Under the motorway (September)

The trees higher up are starting to change colour, but down here in the shelter of the motorway bridge, everything is still green. Some of the nettles have died down, but the biggest change is that sun is much lower in the sky: the trees in the distance are in shadow.

Ink and watercolour, 31 x 23cm. Click to enlarge.

Monday, 31 August 2015

August Bank Holiday

A trip to Denbies Vineyard near Dorking to deliver pictures for the Croydon Art Society exhibition. The vineyard nestles in a valley below Box Hill on the North Downs, and near the Surrey Hills. And it's August Bank Holiday... What a good opportunity for a sketching trip... except that it's August Bank Holiday.

Heavy rain... Cold wind... Flooded roads... Thick fog...

All I managed was this sketch from the car park. Box Hill is lost in the clouds.

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

The exhibition continues until 13 September, open every day. The gallery is on the first floor of Denbies, so should be safe from flooding...

P.S. Just realised: we don't need to display the tax disc on the windscreen anymore -- I can take it down now.