Anglo-Saxon Pot

Anglo Saxon Pot high res

Anglo-Saxon Pot (watercolour and charcoal A4)

This was painted from a newspaper photograph on to a piece of cardboard taken from a new shirt. I’ve tried to reproduce it since on better paper but could never capture the spontaneity of this sketch, which was featured in Artists and Illustrators magazine in 2012.

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Gerald

Gerald

Gerald (pastel and charcoal 2014 A2)

Art therapy: a pastel drawing of our rescue greyhound, Gerald, who died in August 2014. I have plans to extend the drawing to include his front paws and a phantom tail (he didn’t have much of one). His racing name was Blake’s Gooner.

Not another sketchblog…

What the world needs now is love, sweet love, not another sketchblog. However I humbly put this forward for two reasons: first, to motivate myself to produce postable pictures on a regular basis; secondly, I feel there must be many people in my position, i.e. amateurs who do something else between 9 and 5 to keep the wolf from the door but are nevertheless serious about improving their ability to draw and paint. I hope some of you will join me on this journey over the coming months and years.

Bluebell bulbs (ink and watercolour 295mm x 210mm 2010)