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‘Coverack & Restronguet Impression’

‘Coverack & Restronguet Impression’

I'm at the friendly and lively Newton St Cyres Art Group. Giving a demo on some of my sketching techniques. After a chat about perspective and vanishing points - everyone's favourite! But essential to grasp to sketch landscapes quickly. First I attempted a lively...

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‘Wooded Path’

‘Wooded Path’

The above charcoal and pastel sketch was done on the way back, I liked the stark shape of the tree standing out against the sky. Which I 'put in' with the white pastel as 'negative space' on the coloured paper. A4 We are camping on the Blackdown Hills with lots of Cub...

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‘Sketching Workshop in Topsham’

‘Sketching Workshop in Topsham’

On Topsham QuayToday I am in Topsham with the enthusiastic members of Otter Vale Art Society to give a workshop on sketching. Following on from last nights demo. We are lucky with the weather, which for the most part stays dry, with just one shower blowing through at...

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‘Otter Vale Sketching Demo’

‘Otter Vale Sketching Demo’

Tonight I going to the very friendly Otter Vale Art Society to give a demo on various sketching techniques. I manage to fit three sketches into the time allowed. Above is an​ oil​ sketch I quickly worked up. It's of one of the Groins on Exmouth Beach. I always find...

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‘Caer Carradoc Watercolour Sketching’

‘Caer Carradoc Watercolour Sketching’

It’s half term camping and we have driven up to Shropshire to stay on the lovely Ley Hill Farm Campsite. Which is set close to Cardington and is in the lovely, quiet countryside. Our tent is pitched in a field of buttercups and has stunning views over to the brooding...

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‘Stained Glass at St Nicholas Methodist Church Topsham’

‘Stained Glass at St Nicholas Methodist Church Topsham’

I’ve just spent two weeks sat on a plank 10 feet in the air, painting something very different for me. St Nicholas’ Methodist Church in Topsham asked me if I would paint back in the faces on five Victorian Stained Glass windows, that are around the altar of the...

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