at St Michael's church with Urban Sketchers Southampton. Pencil drawing took about 50 minutes and watercolour added later. Done in A4 sketchbook on Canson Montval Aquarelle 90Ib NOT. Happy New Year!
and a pencil sketch done on A5 cartridge during a visit with foundation year students. Didn't quite finish so will return one day!
recently completed for a friend's birthday. The lighting was the most important element in this view and the cast shadows work as depth codes in helping to define the third dimension as, in this case, the viewer's position is perpendicular to the building's façade. 275 x 416 mm watercolour over pencil on 140Ib Arches NOT.
and here's a colour version - done for promotional purposes. I have retouched the gutter fold of the sketchbook for aesthetic reasons.
and the result of a nice morning drawing in the new Spark building at Southampton Solent University with Urban Sketchers Southampton. My intention was to finish the sketch in watercolour but time flew by! 2B pencil on Canson Montval Aquarelle 185gsm NOT surface in A4 sketchbook. A textured paper gives a pleasing result with pencil plus a bit of smudging - voila!
and showing an aerial view of a development to convert existing farm buildings into four homes. Watercolour over pencil on Canson Montval Aquarelle 240 x 600mm NOT 185gsm (90Ib)
and a packed gallery at the auction of the top 20 artworks to go under the hammer at the Twenty20 Art for Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. My watercolour of Titchfield Abbey raised £60 towards this worthy cause out of a total of well over £2000!
and it's hustle and bustle before the rain came down. Pencil sketch on heavyweight cartridge in A4 sketchbook in around 50 mins (with some welcome interuptions).