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‘Sketching tips’

‘Sketching tips’

Some thoughts on sketching Sketching has been one of my life’s passions. I have sketched since the age of 13 when my art teacher (Mr Bibby) set us homework. To go out and draw something around our home, in a series of squares. I was living out in the countryside in...

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A Horse Portrait​ in Oils

A Horse Portrait​ in Oils

This is a horse called 'Zinda'. I was commissioned to paint her for a birthday present, with instructions​ to try and capture her 'chestnut' colour. I thought that the best way to capture her colour was to paint her using oil paints. They are painted onto canvas...

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Sketches on the Isle of Mull

Sketches on the Isle of Mull

Our hols on the stunning Isle of Mull - touring - walking around and sketching (mostly while having lunch and this time in watercolour mode.) Using a new watercolour pad for me - Aquarelle by Clairefontaine 140lb, 24 x 30 cm. Which proved to be a very nice paper to...

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Sketching at Trevose Head

Sketching at Trevose Head

A little light sketching whilst camping down in Cornwall (Trevose Head) at the weekend. Merope Rocks and the Lifeboat Station - with just the sound of Skylarks, Oystercatchers peeping and the odd paddleboarders going past.We had been booked into Mother Ivey’s Bay...

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Woodbury Castle Sketch

Woodbury Castle Sketch

Sitting up on Woodbury Castle while the little lad plays with his mate. This sketch is of the huge earthen banks of the hillfort with all the tall beech trees growing in and around it with a dappled light breaking through the canopy.  This sketch started out quite...

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