Sheffield

30 May 2016

The old BT Telephone House (now Vita Student) and Rockingham Street.

Practising trees: 71

25 May 2016


Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Practising trees: 70

24 May 2016



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Practising trees: 69

17 May 2016


Ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Green, green, green

16 May 2016

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.

Urban sketchers in Westminster

15 May 2016

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. 

Practising trees: 68

14 May 2016


Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 67

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Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 66

13 May 2016

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Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 65

12 May 2016

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Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 64

10 May 2016

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Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 63

9 May 2016

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Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 62

8 May 2016

Again, watercolour first, and then ink.

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Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 61

7 May 2016

Unusually for me, this is watercolour first, and then the drawing in ink on top.

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Watercolour and ink, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 60

6 May 2016

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Sepia ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 59

5 May 2016

Looser.

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Sepia ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

Practising trees: 58

4 May 2016

Loose.

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Sepia ink and watercolour, 13 x 9cm.

And more trees

1 May 2016

And more trees! Quick sketches from the park and around, each 13 x 9cm.