Glass Vase, 16 August 2013

The glass vase depicted here was a recent present from my Great Uncle Fred. In it are some gladioli that I sketched in an earlier post (Gladioli, 9 August 2013). I started off this sketch in gouache with the intention of possibly heightening some areas with chalk pastels. In the end a lot more pastel…

Three Candles, 15 August 2013

A quick, late afternoon sketch following an early finish to a portrait painting session. Depicted are three candles, in contrasting colours. The drawing was made in pastels on Daler Rowney Ingres paper, and is around 9″ x 12″ in size.

Four Bananas and an Apple, 12 August 2013

At a bit of a loose end this afternoon – staring at a computer with lots to do but feeling distinctly indecisive – I thought my time might be better spent with a sketchpad and some pens. I challenged myself to do a quick sketch of the first thing that caught my eye (within reason)….

Gladioli, 9 August 2013

This is the first painting I’ve done in gouache since completing an HND Illustration course at Falmouth School of Art in 1993. I (vaguely) remember using gouache there mainly for life science work. I hadn’t thought of using gouache since then until seeing some excellent and inspiring work by a student exhibiting in the annual…