Variation on a theme

30 April 2016

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.

Practising trees: 56

lingfield-trees-28

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 55

lingfield-trees-27

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 54

lingfield-trees-21

Sepia ink and white gouache over a watercolour wash, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 53

29 April 2016

m4-trees-24

Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm.

Back to the "Butterfly Garden"

28 April 2016

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.

Practising trees: 52

27 April 2016

m4-trees-28

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Under the motorway: April

26 April 2016

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.

More practising trees

25 April 2016

More practising trees: quick, small sketch, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 51

m4-trees-27

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Wren's Warren

24 April 2016

Wren's Warren, Ashdown Forest. Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm.

Urban sketching at the Royal Academy

22 April 2016

It's a cold, grey, damp Saturday, so it must be another USK London meeting! The priority on a day like this is to find somewhere out of the rain and wind, and then draw whatever's in front of you. Here are my drawings, both from the shelter of a doorway in the courtyard of the Royal Academy: one looking south to the roofline (that's not a early/late Christmas tree; just a bay tree that was in front of me), and the other towards the main entrance (still not a Christmas tree). Thanks to Katherine and James for organising the day, and to everyone who came along.



Ink and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook, 42 x 13cm. Click the pictures to see the full width.


Practising trees: 50

21 April 2016

m4-trees-26

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 49

20 April 2016

m4-trees-25

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9 cm.

Back in Croydon

17 April 2016

Back home. From the Tour Eiffel to the Tour Croydon: Here's the watertower in Park Hill.

Practising trees: 48

14 April 2016

m4-trees-21

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 47

13 April 2016


Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 46

12 April 2016


Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 45

9 April 2016


Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 44

8 April 2016


Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 43



Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 42

5 April 2016


Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 41

4 April 2016


Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 40

3 April 2016


Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 39

Some trees broken by the recent storms.


Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 38


Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 37

1 April 2016

lingfield-trees-14

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 36

lingfield-trees-13

Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.