Books #1

I’m currently working on an Open University course in Renaissance art. I’ve a tricky assignment coming up and this is a pile of reference books that I’ve collected for use on it. It’s a pen drawing with a bit of coloured pencil added to give it some colour, which unfortunately doesn’t really come across all…

Owl Ornament #1

After a mentally exhausting day working on an Open University assignment, producing a sketch this evening was harder work than it might otherwise have been. It’s a coloured pencil drawing on 9″ x 12″ pastel paper. The subject is a small owl ornament.

Williamson Art Gallery #1

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum has been undergoing a splendid refurbishment recently. A few weeks ago it partly re-opened with a new shop and café. The shop, I’m delighted to say, is currently selling my greeting cards and prints. I visited the gallery this morning to take in some more greeting cards, which seem…

Chinese Lantern #1

Today’s drawing depicts two paper-like husks which fell from a Chinese Lantern plant over the winter. The husks protect the fruit of the plant. One of these husks looks a little worse-for-wear, the other is still a lovely orange colour. I painted the plant last summer when it was at its’ best. That painting can…

Begonia #2

I’ve been working on a portrait in acrylics for much of this week, which has inspired me to do today’s sketch in that medium. The subject of the artwork is the same begonia plant that I drew a few days ago. It is painted on a small canvas board off-cut which did its’ best to…