Latest developments at East Park Terrace...
to have work published in the autumn edition of the FoSMAG Newsletter on the same page as Whistler and Eurich - very humbling!
Here are some more building site sketches: looking forward to the rising of the building itself due for completion by Xmas 2015.
I've been casually sketching from my office window at Solent Uni, the groundworks progress for the new building here at East Park Terrace - here are some of them - done in A5 cartridge paper sketchbook:
Spent a nice day on the Island yesterday and did this sketch of part of the former royal residence from the south lawn. It's changed very little since it was completed in 1851 and is a joy to visit within delightful grounds. I'd like to return and complete the right hand side. A5 on Canson 185gsm watercolour paper in around an hour.
has always been a favourite building of mine and this is my first sketch. My pencil drawing shows the west front with the wonderful medieval stained glass window. The glass was smashed during the Civil War and reassembled as a mosaic after the restoration. A5 on Canson 185gsm watercolour paper.
Sketches done last night with fellow Urban Sketchers Southampton in the High Street. No time for colour due to fading light but a good session none the less.
Spent some time this weekend at Red Hot Press Open Studios at The Old Cattle Market and did this. If you haven't been there it's got that "out of the way" feel that time has passed it by. The Central Bridge arches house several activities from a boxing gym and butchers through to the home of over twenty artists - a hive of activity! Open Studios continues next weekend from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm both days.