Sketching around Blenheim

This weekend I managed to visit Blenheim Palace again for an afternoon of sketching. With plenty of October sunshine and left pretty much alone this is a good place to sketch. Firstly I set up to draw the lake and the view back to Woodstock. This is pretty much the view in the photograph below […]

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Sketching St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s at Church Hanborough, Oxfordshire.

Today I took advantage of some late September sunshine and ventured out to the nearby village of Church Hanborough. Despite the occasional passing shower I settled down to do a couple of drawings. This one is a view of the church and with the passing rain my drawing became a little smudgy. This is my […]

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Back to Cadgwith

It has been a while since I’ve been back to Cadgwith but that’s just the way its been for the last year or so. That doesn’t however stop me from producing some more sketches and watercolours from past photographs. This is my latest – if not my best. It’s a view of one of the […]

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More sketches of boats and harbours: Illfracombe

A few days ago I put up a sketch of Polperro inner harbour in Cornwall and seem to have been doing more sketches of boats and harbours than anything else recently – perhaps it is the influence of those new boaty curtains we brought a while back… Anyway here is my attempt at a view […]

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Sketching the inner harbour at Polperro

Lately I’ve been sketching and working on studies for various harbours around the UK. This is my latest – a sketch of the harbour at Polperro in Cornwall. Over the next couple of days I will also post these other sketches with the aim of using them as a basis for watercolours to follow.

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