Liddypool’s Anglican Cathedral

I’ll be taking part in the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall in Liverpool this Sunday (8th December 2013). Landscape art depicting ‘local’ landmarks tend to be those most popular with visitors, so I thought I would try to do a few smaller, affordable pieces during the course of this week (time permitting), to…

Jeff the Rubber Duck on a Yellow Duster

Which one of us can honestly say that at some point we haven’t fancied drawing (one of) our rubber duck(s) on a duster? This is Jeff, a purple rubber duck born in South East Asia, brought up in Berlin (he’s still wearing his ‘Berlin’ jumper) and now living in the UK. I thought Jeff’s purple…

Apple in a Fruit Bowl

A drawing in coloured pencil in an A5 sketchpad, drawn late yesterday afternoon. I was trying to approach this coloured pencil drawing in the same way that I might approach a painting – building up relatively pure colour in layers of small marks.

Osteospermum ecklonis, 1 June 2013

A sunny day and a sunny flower. Today’s sketch is a coloured pencil drawing on pastel paper of an Osteospermum ecklonis. I was particularly drawn to this flower by its lovely yellow petals.

Snowdrops #1

It’s a beautiful morning here in North West England – too nice to be stuck inside all day staring at a monitor. These snowdrops have been looking in fine fettle for a week or two, and I took the opportunity this fine weather offered to pop outside and do a quick drawing of them. It’s…