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Circus snow

Snow on the trunk of one of the five huge plane trees in the centre of the Circus in Bath. Water-brushes with normal and dilute Lexington grey ink, A5

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Our annual UK snow panic has arrived. This is the view from the kitchen window, while the first snow was still falling. Sketching snowy landscapes is fun, with large expanses of nothing, high contrast and a pure focus on tone. … Continue reading

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Bath Abbey

Met up with Jim to sketch in town. It was damp and foggy outside so we visited the Abbey, where helpful guides showed us typos on memorial plaques (‘immorality’ instead of ‘immortality’), and tiny skulls hidden in the eyes of … Continue reading

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Wet ink

I went out sketching on Boxing day. It started raining and the resulting drips, blots and puddles helped to improve the picture as sumi ink seems to like water. Carrying the sketch book home, open and dripping was tricky, pools … Continue reading

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