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‘Failing light on the Exe’

‘Failing light on the Exe’

A4 ~ Watercolour sketch Watercolour washes with black ink applied with a brush (Round No.6). The large black areas I finished off later as I was running out of light, way too fast. I'm at a loose end on the west side of the Exe Estuary. So, of course, I strolled out...

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‘Drawing musician Alex Kumar’

‘Drawing musician Alex Kumar’

This is a series of drawings & sketches of musician and all-round good egg, Alex Kumar. Who I have seen at several appearances​ in Exeter's ’Phonic FM' studio, with Mark & Steve and their 'The Last Transmission' show and at other venues. Playing his unique blend of...

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‘Cathedral Cavern Pencil Sketch’

‘Cathedral Cavern Pencil Sketch’

In this A4 sketch, I'm using a pencil and graphite stick to show the central pillar in the Cathedral Cavern. With light streaming in from the ‘window’ above. I used a graphite stick to get down lots of dark quickly. The cartridge paper is Arboreta 160gsm off-white...

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‘Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Castle Sketches’

‘Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Castle Sketches’

LindisfarneThese sketches are of our visit to Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Castle. I'm sketching in a Arboreta 160gsm off-white cartridge paper pad. I find​ the paper does not cockle too much when I apply a watercolour wash. We are on holiday in and around the Scottish...

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‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

To BeerSaturday found me in the beautiful village of Beer. Running a Sketching Workshop for OVAS, the Otter Vale Art Society. A Group I know well and it’s just like meeting up with friends to do some sketching. It's a hot summers day by the sea and we'll be finishing...

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‘Watercolour sketch at Wistman’s Wood’

‘Watercolour sketch at Wistman’s Wood’

Wistman's Wood Sketching with watercolours, in the wonderfully shaggy Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, which is beloved of our young lad. The wood is a strangely eerie place with it's twisted little oak trees, all bedecked with hanging moss' and lichens. The trees grow...

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