Primula: coloured pencil 9×14″ approx

Huge distractions with this wretched coronavirus, the biggest con-trick next to climate change. I had planned to get this coloured pencil drawing finished days ago, but so many disruptions. AND….from here on….this blog will be VIRUS-FREE. No mention of it. There’s more than enough of it elsewhere. This picture is worked on 235gsm Daler drawing […]

Chrysanthemums: coloured pencil 12×9 in.

It is quite a long time since I used coloured pencils. My tin of Faber Castell colours has been sitting idle for over two years. It is certainly not a fast medium; this small drawing took me several working sessions of over 2 hours each time, working from the potted plant. It was not a […]

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 […]

Little Gems: acrylic 12×5″

Update August 1st; this little picture won itself a place in the listings on LightSpaceTime.com, in the special recognition category of Botanicals 2019. The whole exhibition is viewable at their YouTube channel, LightSpaceTime.com. The British weather continues to be sultry and stuffily hot; younger folk probably don’t mind but us old ‘uns find it a […]

Gerbera: inks, 11×8″

I’m posting something from my hoard of old drawings and unfinished work. Every so often I pull out old pieces of card and paper that have been worked on; in pencil, pastel, watermedia. Many were never framed or exhibited simply because I felt they were too incomplete or simply not up to standard. However, sometimes […]

Ox-Eye Daisies: Neocolor2 11×8″

With so much emphasis today on acrylics and oils, it’s easy to forget that the artist actually has a whole spread of different media available for picture-making. For various reasons, some of these media don’t seem to get a look-in. I can only assume that they are perceived as child’s tools or lacking in some […]

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