Drawing trees: 92

31 August 2016

Four quick sketches in black and white; didn't have time to add colour.





Not drawing trees

25 August 2016

Today, I found a chair in the woods.

Drawing trees: 91

24 August 2016






St James's Park again

23 August 2016

More quick sketches in St James Park. Each: Ink and watercolour, 23 x 13cm.

St James's Park

22 August 2016

Four quick sketches -- each under ten minutes -- in St James's Park.



Dying grass and thistles by the edge of the lake.



Breeze over the water.



Foreign and Commonwealth Office buildings behind the trees.



The London Eye from St James's Park.

Each: Ink and watercolour, 23 x 13cm.

Summer in Greenwich

20 August 2016

Urban Sketchers in Greenwich: Torrential rain, hot sunshine, and fierce winds.



A carousel (Famous Carousel The Pride of London), and vintage snack van, in front of the Cutty Sark.



Sheltering on the balcony of one of Wren's buildings.

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

Drawing trees: 90

17 August 2016



Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm.

Drawing trees: 89

16 August 2016



Ink, 23 x 13cm.

From an almost continuous line of scribble, trees emerge.

Drawing trees: 88

15 August 2016



Ink, 21 x 13cm.

Still working just in ink. How to capture the pools of sunlight breaking through gaps in the heavily-leaved trees?

Variable edition

13 August 2016

Linocut: three small (9cm square) blocks, first block (background) monoprinted, then second and third blocks printed on top. Variable inking; variation in print quality semi-intended: caused by hand pressure (instead of using the press).lc-abs-02 lc-abs-01 lc-abs-04 lc-abs-03

Drawing trees: 87

11 August 2016



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Linework in ink, then adding tone in black watercolour. It was meant to be one consistent tone, but that's not as easy as I thought.

Drawing trees: 86

10 August 2016



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Cold today under the trees. The paint was slow to dry; you can see on the left where some of the colours ran into each other, but maybe that's a good thing.

Practising trees: 85

8 August 2016



Ink, 43 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.


Panorama: There's always something else interesting to draw just beyond the edge of the paper, so keep going.

Drawing trees: 84

5 August 2016



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

On Lingfield Common. Trees now dense with foliage. Hot sun; cool dark shade.

Drawing trees: 83

4 August 2016



Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm

Drawing trees: 82

3 August 2016



Ink, 21 x 13cm.

Drawing trees: 81

2 August 2016



Ink, 13 x 9cm.

Raining. All I could see from the car window was this tree top.

Drawing trees: 80

1 August 2016



Ink, 13 x 9cm

Drawing trees: 79



Ink, 13 x 9cm