and in contrast to recent postings here is the latest London building: the Institute of Cancer Research in Fulham Road. Its a measured orthographic elevation drawn from photographs taken on-site. It was a matter of working in reverse by identifying vanishing parallels and vanishing points and projecting onto a picture plane. This is when counting brick courses can be most helpful.
done for a silent auction to be held at the St Barbe Museum and Gallery Lymington in September. Twenty 20 Art is a fundraising initiative started in 2013 to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice and I'm pleased to be able to support this cause. All artworks are 20 x 20 cm and will be on display from 3rd to the 9th September so if you are in the area do take a look and place a bid!
and a watercolour showing the church of St. John the Baptist. I've been meaning to find this church for years mainly due to the fact that William Gilpin was the vicar from 1777 until 1804. Gilpin was an artist and writer and instrumental in founding the Picturesque movement. Done in A4 sketchbook on Arches NOT 90Ib paper in around one and a half hours on location and finished off in the studio.
done at the British Museum yesterday. Recommend the Francis Towne: Watercolours of Rome exhibition there till August - a joy!
and my pencil sketch done on location and subsequent colour version done in my studio. This is a view of no 1 court where you can sit and listen to a re-enactment of the proceedings after the Titanic disaster. In A4 sketchbook on Arches 90Ib NOT watercolour paper.
View of the north (arts) entrance as seen from Watts Park. This was the last wing to be completed in 1939 when the library was added. Done as a leaving gift for a colleague. Watercolour on Arches NOT 140Ib at 250mm x 340mm.
at Red Hot Press and and it's time to pack up after a really successful workshop. Here's some of the great work produced:
and look where it's ended up: on display in the Vice Chancellor's suite - who'd have thought from such humble beginings? The lesson is to promote everything you do as you never know where it will take you
and here's my sketch done with Urban Sketchers Southampton at the Central Library Southampton. 2B and 5B pencil in A4 cartridge sketchbook in around an hour.