18 June 2019

11 June 2019

Gorgeous greyhound

Various fineliner-type pens and a white gelly roll pen on Strathmore toned paper (A4). A sketchy pen portrait of a gorgeous greyhound.

20 January 2019

Inky giraffe

Long long time without posting to this blog! Hoping to get back into it a bit more regularly. To start, here's an inky giraffe - Lamy Safari pen with Platinum carbon black ink, in a Stillman & Birn Epsilon sketchbook.

22 August 2017

St Neots plein air

I spent a pleasant couple of hours last weekend at Riverside park in St Neots. I don't often do landscapey type things, especially not plein air, but I really enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air, and I got to visit a place I'd not been to before (despite it only being a few miles from where I live, tut tut!)

Ink and watercolour, about 5 by 8"

St Neots Riverside ink and watercolour plein air

18 April 2017

Smart starling

Here's a watercolour I've just finished, inspired by a European Starling that sits in a tree outside my window, singing a good version of a car alarm...

Starling in watercolour
and a few progress shots...

22 March 2017

The remains of tulips

A guest staying with us a couple of weeks back very kindly gave me some tulips, which were gorgeous while they were flowering. Once they were past their best they were all the more interesting to draw!

Tulips in watercolour and coloured pencils
Watercolour and coloured pencil, Stillman & Birn zeta sketchbook.

10 February 2017

The fen owl

It's been a while, but at last I've made a new reduction linocut print, based on the short-eared owls at Burwell Fen...

Short-eared owl reduction linocut
A bit rough and ready I feel, think I need to get back into some regular printmaking!

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