News from the Studio
These are sketchbook images from a brilliant workshop with artist Anita Reynolds. We used a concertina skectchbook and lots of collage and different media. The aim was to along the help process of abstracting landscape. A really fun day!
A few pics from the Scillies sketchbook. Have visited several times over the years but never in the Spring…just beautiful.
Out on Dartmoor, Honeybag Tor on a cold, rainy Feb day. Trying out taping a large sheet into sections, drawing over the whole lot, then removing the tape. It’s a good way to focus in on areas that can prove a lot more interesting than the complete scene! Using inks,...
One of several Dartmoor sketches from the Hay Tor/Hound Tor area. Done on a finger-freezing day in early Jan! Pen, conte, charcoal and crayon.
Sketch of Sourton Rocks
The first snow of 2021 and a walk up on to Sourton Rocks on north Dartmoor. A mini blizzard and an end-of-world sky made it pretty memorable, but this sketch was made in the studio with the help of a photograph. Feel this one might make into a fullscale painting!
Outdoor Sketching on Dartmoor
From a foray onto Dartmoor to do some outdoor sketching….the first snow, exhilarating but a ferocious wind and freezing on the fingers! Mostly around Hay Tor, the small quarry at the back of Hay Tor, and Bone Hill. Enjoyed the immediacy of the mark making.
Images from “Underland’
Many images spring from “Underland’, Robert Macfarlane’s latest fascinating book. This one was especially strong for me. He writes about the Sami people and their belief that, ‘the feet of the dead, who must walk upside down, touch the feet of the living who stand...
Tiger and a Mouse Illustration
This was a fun picture to do. It’s an image for a set of stories about a tiger and a mouse. Great to work on some illustration, and a welcome change from painting!