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‘Brown’s Folly Tower – a walk and a sketch’

‘Brown’s Folly Tower – a walk and a sketch’

I sketched quickly in Charcoal, working in an A4 'Winsor & Newton', 'Field Sketch Pad'. This medium seemed to suit the slightly bleak feel of the wintery day. I sketched in a little first, rubbing this with my fingers. To plan out the sketch and put down some...

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50 Years of Guernsey Post – Churchill Stamp

50 Years of Guernsey Post – Churchill Stamp

I was delighted to find that one of my stamps was chosen to feature on the set of six Guernsey Stamps commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Philatelic Independence. With Guernsey Post's special 'stamps on stamps' issue. My Churchill Stamp Design was for the Memories...

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‘Sketching hints and tips’

‘Sketching hints and tips’

Some thoughts on sketchingSketching has been one of my life’s passions. Here are my sketching hints and tips for getting out there with your sketchbook. I have sketched since the age of 13 when my art teacher (Mr Bibby) set us homework. To go out and draw something...

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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

Watercolour sketch, started lightly first with pencil ~ A4. Of the beautiful views from Ulva, out across Geasgill Mór, Inch Kenneth to Gribun on Mull. I found this to be a very relaxing peaceful spot, looking out over the sea. I finished the painting off later, as I...

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