this time from the South West. I did the pencil sketch on Sunday whilst sitting on a convenient gravestone and applied watercolour later on. Hand-made A5 sketchbook on heavyweight cartridge. Design Chapel
Christchurch in yet another hand-made sketchbook
in the March issue of Hampshire Life - pick up your copy: on the shelves now!
of a new house design in a beautiful Gloucestershire setting using traditional materials of oak, stone and slates.
Sketchcrawl in a busy West Quay Southampton. Pen drawing on location and later watercolour version. A good turn-out yesterday with around twenty braving the hoards of retail worshippers in this 21st century consumer cathedral.
at Red Hot Press this Sunday. Bring your choice of paper if you wish and come away with your very own personalised books. Click on this link to find out more
of the building-site showing frantic floor laying. It took a matter of hours to lay 18 precast concrete floor beams with only two workers and a crane. There were lots of measurements taken prior to the lowering of the last beam and some strenuous crowbaring but it eventually fit - Phew!
I managed this quick sketch whilst on a study trip with illustration students to Mottisfont yesterday. Done from the top floor exhibition room looking out over the River Test. I was drawn to the lovely old plane tree which reveals so much more of its gnarled trunk in wintertime. In many ways the countryside offers so much more of its secrets at this time of the year - as long as you can find somewhere warm or cope with the bracing weather!
and I'm pleased to be back in my office to carry on with these observations. The university is now setting up a seperate blog just for my sketches - details to follow...