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Saturday, February 13, 2016

St Thomas Becket Church, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire UK


 
Love his church for many reasons but to name just two:
 
1. It has no obstructions in front of it, so you can sit and sketch it while parked up in your warm car.
2. It's one of the very few churches you can always find open, so one can just walk in and be totally alone with it's wonders!

Friday, February 12, 2016

St Peter & St Mary Magdalene Church, Fordham, Cambridgeshire UK


Still uploading from my 2014 sketchbook.
 
Spent a lovely couple of hours in this wonderful little church with my dear friend Joannie looking at all the flower memorials

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Keep Fat?

ALPINE GYM, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
 
In 2014 I joined Alpine Gym in an attempt to get fitter and improve my lung function.
 
Adjacent to the gym is a burger van....nuff said!
 
 
 

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Commission Complete!


I can now share what I have been working on in my spare time during the past few days.
The guy on the right is a good friend and my client. His Father, the guy driving the tractor, passed some time ago now and was one of the nicest men I've ever had the pleasure to meet.
Bless him!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Imagine!

 
You know that feeling right?
 
The nagging little voice that won't give you peace as the clock ticks it's way past the eleventh hour and you begin to realise that another day is passing where you have been artistically idle. You excuse yourself mentally, all the time knowing there is no excuse....but you're home, it's late, there is nothing to sketch!!!!
 
Yup, this is the result of one of those nights!
 
I'm pleased with it!
Not because it's an artistic masterpiece, not because I climbed a fence to get to my desired spot and not because I ran out of water and produced the whole thing on watercolour and spit!
 
I'm pleased with it simply because I didn't need it to be an artistic masterpiece, I didn't get off my sofa, I utilised a half drunk glass someone left on the lounge table but mostly because none of that made me skip another days sketching.
 
Imagination is just the most convenient location isn't it!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

In The Studio

 
It's been such a long time since I worked in my studio on anything!
Most of my sketches are either on location or sketched from the comfort of my sofa late at night.
 
When a commission comes up that requires studio space, it's such a pleasure to know that you got it right, that it works, that everything you need has it's place and comes easily to hand, that it's comfortable and that even on a miserable day in January in England...You have light!
 
Let's hope the painting echo's this harmony!
 
 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ruby Shoo

 
New Boots!
...need I say more?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Frisky In Seville


This is the sketchbook I'll be taking on a 4 day, 3 night trip to Seville in February 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016