‘Sketching at Portmellon & Chapel Point’

‘Sketching at Portmellon & Chapel Point’

We are staying at the beautiful Cornish Cove of Portmellon. Enjoying snorkelling​, kayaking and exploring​. (We set off for Mevagissey to try and find all the places mentioned in Susan Cooper’s ‘Over Sea, Under Stone’ book, which changes the name of...
‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

Saturday found me in the beautiful village of Beer running a Sketching Workshop for the Otter Vale Art Society. A Group I know well and it’s just like meeting up with friends to do some sketching, on a hot summers day by the sea, finishing in ‘The Dolphin’ at 3.30....
‘Wooded, rocky path’

‘Wooded, rocky path’

A lovely day spent on one of our favourite Dartmoor walks – Lustleigh to Hunter’s Tor. It’s an interesting walk with lots of woods, boulders, fungi (today anyway) and a little bit of moor to explore and generally poke about in. This sketch is where...
‘Mouth of the Exe’

‘Mouth of the Exe’

Sitting on the sea wall sketching the mouth of the Exe as it is funnelled between Dawlish Warren and Exmouth. What a beautiful spot with the sun dipping behind the hill. I’m trying to think of something clever to say for the speech I’m supposed to be...
‘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. The first is a watercolour with a watercolour black pencil over the top working it into the wet washes. As...

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