Autumnal Sunshine and a Walk down the Prom

The first sunny day in what seems like months and a golden opportunity to take the sketchbook out for a spin this afternoon. I haven’t done any sketches in about 6 weeks so, not for the first time, I felt a bit rusty. However, being out in the fresh air, the smell of the sea…

Three Air Fresheners on a Fireplace

My poorly better half was forced to return home from work today. After tending to the patient, I made this pen drawing of three air fresheners grouped together on a fireplace, as she lay recovering on the settee, to the accompaniment of The Odd Couple on DVD. No conclusions regarding household smell should be drawn…

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.

Banana Peel and a Paint Scraper

There’s not much I can say about this drawing. I was attempting to remove some paint from a table yesterday afternoon, following which only partially successful physical exertion I ate a banana and thought I’d rather be drawing. The sketch is around A5 in size and drawn in fine line and calligraphic pens on paper.