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Rome - the temple of Portunus sketched with an ink pen
A quick sketch of the temple of Portunus in Rome done with an ink fineliner and black brushpen.
Added: Tuesday 21st May 2013, 1:52:24
Evening light at the Watchtower, Porto Badisco, Puglia, in pastels
A small pastel sketch of the last of the sun on the watchtower at Porto Badisco, Puglia viewed from the terrace.
Added: Sunday 11th November 2012, 17:53:01
Pastels sketch of Cley High Street, Norfolk
Cley next the Sea is best known for its windmill, which is about 100 metres to my left. But I chose to paint the High Street in pastels instead.
Added: Sunday 9th September 2012, 17:52:41
Rising tide at Mevagissey harbour - pastel sketch
Another painting in pastels started shortly after the last post painting was finished as the tide was rising at Mevagissey.
Added: Monday 27th August 2012, 16:48:36
Sketches from the Niger Delta - 8 pencil sketches from the boat
On the way upriver in the Niger Delta to Bomardi where the first bridge over the river is located I did these pencil sketches as fast a possible as the boat rocketed along, weaving in and out of the floating weeds
Added: Wednesday 15th August 2012, 17:02:56
From the Gog Magogs - a pastel sketch
After a storm had cleared, this is a sketch in pastel from the Gog Magog hills overlooking the Cambridgeshire countryside
Added: Saturday 2nd June 2012, 1:12:39
Pastel sketch from under Tower Bridge in London
A small pastel sketch done in around 10 minutes looking upstream along the Thames from under Tower Bridge
Added: Wednesday 16th May 2012, 7:09:39
Monocrome sketch before the London Marathon at Putney station
Continuing choice of medium for yesterday's blog, here again this sketch at Putney station in London is on grey paper using line, white grey and black neocolour pastels
Added: Tuesday 1st May 2012, 17:47:00
Conte and pen and ink sketch in St Martin's Lane, central London
This is a quick sketch in the rain looking towards Trafalgar Square from St. Martin's Lane in London
Added: Tuesday 24th April 2012, 13:52:10
Strand on the Green, London - pen and neocolor pencil
Sketched in pen a neocolor pencil outside the Bull's Head pub on the banks of the River Thames in London
Added: Wednesday 18th April 2012, 17:07:01
Ultimate fast pencil sketch - St Mary le Strand London
I don't think I could sketch anything quicker than this! It's a pencil sketch of St Mary le Strand church in London. The ultimate in speed sketching - for me anyway - I did while the lights were changing on the pedestrian crossing
Added: Thursday 5th April 2012, 4:54:19
Sketch of the Royal Courts of Justice in London
This was sketched from outside the Twinings tea shop while the people I was with did a spot of shopping for tea. I stood outside to sketch the Royal Courts of Justice.
Added: Wednesday 4th April 2012, 15:46:36
Pastel drawing of Kings College Chapel Cambridge with cherry blossom
This pastel drawing in bright spring afternoon sun features cherry blossom with King's College Chapel, Cambridge in the background
Added: Wednesday 28th March 2012, 3:08:23
Pastel drawing in the square at Somerset House, London
Whilst we sat at a table inside the square of Somerset House, enjoying the sun and a glass of wine, there was an opportunity to do a small pastel drawing
Added: Sunday 25th March 2012, 16:23:17
Pair of Collared doves sketched with spirit markers and pens
It's that time of the year - the birds are all getting ready to nest. Lots of cooing and billing in the garden. These two collared doves are pretty well made up with each other. I sketched them with spirit markers and felt tip pens
Added: Monday 19th March 2012, 14:46:07
Waterloo Place London painted with pastels
Sitting opposite the column at Waterloo Place I painted a small sketch with soft pastels
Added: Tuesday 13th March 2012, 7:31:11
Punts on the river Cam in Cambridge sketched in gouache and pen
Why not learn to paint in gouache rather than transparent watercolour? If you paint in oil as well, you will find gouache easy since it is basically an opaque medium. Dries quickly and you can draw or pastel over it. This is of punts on the river in Cambridge.
Added: Monday 5th March 2012, 5:21:23
Pencil sketch of alder tree in St Catherine's Valley near Bath UK
Quick pencil sketch in St Catherine's valley near Bath
Added: Wednesday 22nd February 2012, 4:55:44
Sketches of gulls at Cambridge rubbish dump
You can sketch pretty much anywhere! Cambridge City rubbish dump doesn't hold many attractions for the artist - unless of course you want to sketch gulls and other birds. I had thousands to choose from here.
Added: Saturday 18th February 2012, 15:24:04
A sketch in the midday sun of farm buildings from the ramparts of Domfront castle in Normandy France
This sketch in ink and crayon was all about taking advantage of a high viewpoint, looking down on the countryside surrounding the ruins of Domfront castle in Normandy, France. The slightly unusual angle made for an interesting sketch as I leaned over one of the walls in the midday sun to sketch the view below.
Added: Friday 30th September 2011, 16:33:34
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