Monday, 25 July 2016

Drawing trees: 76

Carrying on with just ink. Ink, 13 x 9 cm.

Drawing trees: 75

Started drawing this in ink, then realised that I had forgotten my brushes, so: Ink, 13 x 9 cm. Might go back later to add some colour.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Wren's City Churches: St Mary-le-Bow

The base of the tower and west wall of St Mary-le-Bow, including the bottom half of Captain John Smith.



Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm. Click to enlarge.

Wren's City Churches: St Anne and St Agnes

Interesting building: an odd collection of diverse boxes and gables. But difficult to get a good angle on this, as it’s hemmed in by trees and tall buildings; will come again in winter!



Ink and watercolour, 18 x 9cm. Click to enlarge.

Wren's City Churches: Christ Church Greyfriars



Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm. Click to enlarge.

WREN’S CITY CHURCHES: ST JAMES GARLICKHYTHE

West end of St James Garlickhythe.


Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm. Click to enlarge.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Urban sketching: St Martin’s Place

St Martin’s Place, from the steps of St Martin’s church. Spent too long looking for a place out of the sun, and had to hurry the painting stage: which is why it’s in black and white.



Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Urban sketching: Waterloo Place, London

Waterloo Place, London. From the useful shade of the Duke of York column.



Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Oak tree on Box Hill



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Polesden Lacey: Peony Border

Back in the main gardens, there’s the peony border. The peonies have been and gone, but there’s another bench in the shade.
Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Box Hill: Panorama

Box Hill used to be known for its appearance in Jane Austen’s Emma; now it’s famous for being a Pokestop: it was swarming with people staring at smartphones.



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Polesden Lacey: Greenhouses

Away from the crowds admiring the beautiful formal gardens, there’s a greenhouse, some gardener’s clutter... and a bench in the shade.
Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

St Pauls from Christ Church Greyfriars

The church of Christ Church Greyfriars was bombed in WWII; only the west wall and tower remain. The nave is now a garden; the wooden towers mark the original pillars. A much bigger drawing than my usual Moleskine size, which took three hours.



Ink and watercolour, 35 x 25cm.