Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
|Courts of Justice in Strand|
Monday, 4 November 2013
Rising Sun over Carter Lane. Pencil and watercolour 149 x 210 mm
I went out to paint from Blackfriars Bridge this afternoon but spotted this cosy little group before I got there. Bright and rather cold but I know I wouldn't have survived very long over the Thames today. Alright, it wasn't that bad ... I shouldn't be so weedy.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
The Heron and some Cranes. Pencil and watercolour 149 x 210 mm
I went down to the Tate today, to see the Klee's, and after that I popped up to the 3rd floor to paint (as you do.) Then I dropped my rigger brush down one of the grates by the window. I asked the staff to run a recovery operation so I could finish up. If you can't ask an art gallery assistant to get a brush back for you, who can you ask? Needless to say, I didn't use it.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Cambridge Heath Road Pencil and watercolour 149 x 210 mm
I drew this on soggy afternoon at the start of Nathan Brenville's Bethnal Green Sketchcrawl. Whilst working on this sketch, I kept in mind that intentions matter. I used to make pencil drawings and then wonder why they appeared to lose something the moment I took a brush to them. Here, I wanted the pencil to be part of the work. This means that the lines here, have a different quality to those in a piece where the intention is a line drawing in its own right.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Thamesmead's Southmere is now being demolished - a place where Kubrick's 'Clockwork Orange', 'Misfits' from Channel 4 and some of Aphex Twin's music videos were filmed, and a nice place to be at! We visited it not so long ago to discover its community spirit, - while there, we have actually felt ourselves in a very unusual London. That's a sketch from the cafe in the middle of it, near the lake.