#503 – Renoir provenance

I drew this last night while watching a TV programme called fake or fortune. The art on the TV didn’t help me get the perspective right though!



#499 – Raining while I’m drawing

The weather hasn’t been so great recently – today I had spent only a few minutes in the little garden outside my parents house and it started raining….at least I got a moment to paint the clouds! I added pastel to this…my new sketchbook is encouraging me to go back to using some media I haven’t used in a while.


#498 – Ochre house

Today my daughter and I spent a while in Lavenham square sketching – amazingly it hasn’t rained yet today and was quite sunny. Here is the drawing that I did – starting off using indelible ink and then watercolour and watercolour pencils.


#497 – Water Street

Here is my sketch from this morning in Lavenham. Lots of wonky houses on a fairly cold and cloudy morning. I added some pastel to this one for a change…the watercolour doesn’t take so well to my new sketchbook and I felt like it needed something bolder.


#495 – Cat and Bishops Finger

First drawing in my new sketchbook – nothing as extravagant as the last one (Strathmore) – just a simple hardback from WH Smith stationers in the UK. The paper is very smooth and takes the ink well, but is a bit slippery with the paint. Although we did go out for a nice lunch in Long Melford yesterday, I didn’t get a chance to draw…instead I did this while relaxing in the evening. Bishops Finger is the name of the bottled beer!