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Cartoon sketch - meeting got a bit boring
I did this sketch on the touch screen of my Tablet PC whilst I was taking notes with the stylus.
Posted: Monday 14th March 2011, 18:13:50

Oil painting of Hammersmith Bridge, London
This is an oil painting I recently sold of Hammersmith Bridge on the River Thames in London
Posted: Monday 14th March 2011, 10:36:30

Upper Langridge church, Bath, in watercolour and gouache
I started painting this over ten years ago, and finished it recently. It's a watercolour sketch of a very old church building in the tiny village of Upper Langridge near Bath, in the UK
Posted: Thursday 10th March 2011, 1:31:23

Sunset at Haslingfield
A small watercolour painted on location near the village of Haslingfield which is not far from Cambridge, as the sun went down.
Posted: Wednesday 9th March 2011, 14:18:06

Early spring on the River Cam, Grantchester
With a touch of snow still on the ground, I am thankful now that maybe the last of winter is over. In the summer this is a favourite picnic spot. For me it was an interesting subject for a small oil painting using my pochade box
Posted: Wednesday 9th March 2011, 3:46:26

Fairhaven Singers practice Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge -3
This is the third of the pastels I sketched at a recent choir practice. I sketched this pastel from the organ loft, looking down on the choir stalls. A heavenly sound wafted up to me as they started to sing......
Posted: Wednesday 9th March 2011, 3:20:18

Sketching in the car
This was a sketch I did from the back of the car when we were travelling down to Bath last weekend. It's about 5"x8" and done in water-soluble crayon and fine permanent marker.
Posted: Tuesday 8th March 2011, 10:57:57

Watercolour painting of a shed by the river, Milton, Cambridge
This is a small watercolour sketch done at one of my favourite location down on the River Cam near Cambridge. Although I completed the watercolour on location, I've included a photograph of the scene so you can see exactly what I was looking at.
Posted: Friday 4th March 2011, 3:43:55

Willingham windmill painted in watercolours and gouache
In this watercolour sketch of a windmill my aim was to paint as quickly as possible because my hands were going numb it was so cold. So it was important to capture the essence of the scene knowing I could finish it off back in my warm home studio
Posted: Thursday 3rd March 2011, 6:02:14

Drawing at Eric Clapton - Steve Winwood concert, Wembley
I took my sketching gear into this rock concert and drew while enjoying the music. This was the resulting picture. 5"x8" using brush pen and grafic color sticks.
Posted: Tuesday 1st March 2011, 4:44:31

Monochrome sketch at an organ recital in King's College Chapel, Cambridge
This is a small sketch using permanent ink pen and water-soluble pencil which I did inside King's College Cambridge during a music recital in which the organ was being put through its paces. It was only natural that I should sketch the organ. The blog includes a sound sample from the gig
Posted: Monday 28th February 2011, 18:20:14

Abstract/Abject failure in oils
This is the latest attempt in my ongoing project to paint an idea that's in my mind and just won't come together. Sometimes art is like that.
Posted: Sunday 27th February 2011, 15:47:21

Bait's Bite Lock, Milton, Cambridge
A small oil painting done on location as the sun was going down near Bait's Bite Lock. Oil on board 6"x8"
Posted: Saturday 26th February 2011, 13:35:36

Fairhaven Singers practice Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge - 2
The second pastel and chalk drawing I did at the practice of the Fairhaven Singers last week, including a sample of their sound at the practice
Posted: Saturday 26th February 2011, 6:37:56

Giant's Hill, Rampton, Cambridgeshire
Outdoor oil painting sketch looking into the cold January sun at the site of an unbuilt medieval castle in the village of Rampton near Cambridge
Posted: Thursday 24th February 2011, 16:06:39

Pastel drawing of Choir practice in Queens' College Chapel - 1
This is a pastel and conte crayon sketch of Fairhaven Choir practising for their forthcoming concert, in Queens College Chapel, Cambridge
Posted: Thursday 24th February 2011, 5:36:39

Rowing on the River Cam, part 2
This shows how the sketch I started in the last blog finished up when I had coloured it with watercolor pencils
Posted: Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 11:40:24

Rowing on the River Cam, Cambridge
Showing part one of a sketch I did down on the river a few days ago
Posted: Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 2:24:05

Bottisham Lock 4
Showing the finished version of this painting completed in the studio
Posted: Sunday 20th February 2011, 16:00:59

Bottisham Lock 3
Moving back up the river, this shows my setting up to paint the pumping station on the banks of the River Cam
Posted: Friday 18th February 2011, 8:13:01

Painting at Bottisham Lock - 2
How I painted a small oil painting after a brief sketch of the same subject
Posted: Wednesday 16th February 2011, 8:11:54

Painting at Bottisham Lock
Sketching outdoors on a sunny day in February
Posted: Monday 14th February 2011, 9:15:19


 

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