Category Archives: food


 Fountain pen and water-brush with dilute Lexington grey, watercolour, white Gelly Roll pen, A6 – 25 minutes More condimentia and product placement with another late night sketch of the sauce shelf; spot the old classics (Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, Heinz ketchup, Tabasco, Kikkoman … Continue reading

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More foul weather so some domestic sketching in the kitchen; oils, spices and condiments on a recessed shelf, and all-sorts on a work-top. I used a broad fountain pen for the line, but loaded with dilute grey ink so it doesn’t … Continue reading

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3 lemons, 2 bowls and a bug

A slightly tired lemon from the fridge, with some zest sliced off for a cake. Note the tiny red bug accidentally squashed between the pages. Blue and brown Pigma pens, water-brush with Lexington grey water-brush, watercolour, A6 – 20 minutes … Continue reading

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The bill, please

The remains of another delicious meal at Yen Sushi in Bath. I’m learning how to get an even colour wash by using the water-brush to wet the area first; it’s tricky as you can’t see where you’ve already painted the water… Blue … Continue reading

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No knead

A crusty loaf baked using the very tolerant and adaptable no knead bread recipe, developed by Jim Lahey. This became a lesson in landscape painting, with miniature valleys, hills and peaks, all looking slightly volcanic… I was interested to see how rich and … Continue reading

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