“Ivy and Seedheads”: coloured pencil 14×10 inches

I have a particularly time-consuming pastel-pencil work on the go at the moment so most of my time is being spent on that. It will be rather different from my usual pastel work, although not too much so; detailed but not botanical. Today’s image is a coloured pencil sketch of ivy with a few different […]

Japonica; watercolour 12×9 inches

I have been busy renewing my acquaintance with pencils and drawing in general. This has meant putting aside my usual tendency to hop about between pure experimenting and working on an actual image, in colour of some kind, either pastel or oils. This time of year is not good for live flowers unless you’ve got […]

Lighthouse, Portland Bill, England: aceo, watermedia.

Shaking off the Christmas couch-potato syndrome is a little easier when working a small painting; it’s focused, doesn’t take too long to prepare and gets the mind into a constructive phase. At present I’ve got two ACEO cards in progress, plus a sketched phase for a new floral pastel. Today’s image is ideal for an […]

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