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Bath time!

Some recent sketches of the Roman Baths in bamboo dip-pen and pencil, with watercolour washes. The Baths are a great winter sketching location; outdoors but warmed by the thermal springs, and with lots of passing people to add interest and … Continue reading

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Allotment views

The same view (backs of Bath buildings from some allotments) sketched three times on separate days. All late afternoon/early evening, all in bamboo dip-pen, all in coloured ink (including an oddly muddy grey De Atramentis blend) but all a bit different as … Continue reading

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Three corners

Three sketches of the wonderfully ornate Victorian building on the corner of Westgate and Union Street in Bath. There’s about a year between each sketch, the most recent at the top, with a shift from fountain pen to bamboo dip-pen, and … Continue reading

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Urban trees

Sketches of nature in the city, making a change from scurrying shoppers, buildings and resting tourists! Here’s looming birch on London’s Hampstead Heath, the shady base of five plane trees in the centre of the King’s Circus in Bath, and a neighbour’s conifer; … Continue reading

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Six distant hills

They’re all Stantonbury Hill, which I’ve sketched many times before, seen from North Bath. The first three were painted in quick succession in opaque watercolour on a rainy afternoon, then one in bamboo dip pen, and then a couple of quick translucent watercolours. After … Continue reading

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Barry’s book

My friend Barry is writing a book about his recent experience of learning to use a wheelchair and the wider impact this has had on his life. He’s kindly asked me to illustrate the reflections and anecdotes; some are positive, … Continue reading

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Urban bamboo

Trying out the bamboo dip pen around town, people (and dog) watching in the parks and streets. It’s great for gesture drawing and foliage, something about the nib invites a playful wandering line, feeling out the shapes and shadows. From the top: … Continue reading

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