Drawing trees: 78

27 July 2016



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Practising trees: 77

26 July 2016

A scribble of lines in the trees near the motorway.


Ink, 13 x 9 cm.

Drawing trees: 76

25 July 2016

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.

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

24 July 2016

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.

Urban sketching: St Martin’s Place

23 July 2016

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.

Accidental landscape

22 July 2016

Oak tree on Box Hill

21 July 2016



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.

Among the trees, Outwood

17 July 2016

Ink and watercolour.

Five minutes

16 July 2016

Five minute drawings. Some ink, some ink with ink washes. Actually, the ones with ink washes took about eight minutes. Each about 21 x 14cm.










Regents Canal, King's Cross


Ink and watercolour.

Practising trees: 74

7 July 2016

m4-trees-31

Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Practising trees



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Practising trees: 73

5 July 2016

m4-trees-30

Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Practising trees



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

St Pauls from Christ Church Greyfriars

2 July 2016

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.