A Crisp Winter’s Day in Port Sunlight

It can be tiring and frustrating being tied to the computer, picking up emails, replying to emails, picking up more emails, replying to more emails… Last Friday I decided to ‘bunk off’ for a few hours and flex the drawing muscles in Port Sunlight. I’d been waiting for a decent weather forecast for a few…

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.

Apricot Twist, 4 June 2013

Another beautiful day and another opportunity to spend a little time sketching in the garden. This sketch was painted in acrylics on watercolour paper. It is a little smaller than A5 in size, and took around an hour to complete. I’ve depicted a plant bought recently at Trebah Garden in Cornwall, a beautiful Erysimum ‘Apricot…

Easter Orchid

Four day weekend! No emails to check, no work to be done. What a wonderful feeling! Today’s drawing depicts an orchid plant. It’s drawn in Derwent coloured pencils on Daler Rowney pastel paper. The paper is around 12″ x 9″ (305 x 229mm) in size. The drawing is dedicated to Marion in Saarbr├╝cken: Frohe Ostern…