It might be a while until I see some hills like this again so I thought I would draw some. Thinking about all the people in Worcestershire around Ludlow/Tenbury Wells who suffered from flooding and now have to cope with the lockdown.
Monday, 30 March 2020
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Friday, 20 March 2020
Snowdrops, ivy and spotted deadnettle. I took a photograph of snowdrops in a churchyard a few weeks ago. This was used a base from which to work up this illustration. It has taken a while as I kept dipping in and out of it during lunch breaks, evenings and other odd moments.
Friday, 13 March 2020
The Pavilion at Wrest Park. A warm day, so very comfortable sketching outdoors. Bizarrely, my iPad run out of battery before I could finish it so had to add final few bits of undergrowth at home. Did a hard reset and it seems to be ok now.
Sunday, 8 March 2020
Three sketches drawn in Bedford yesterday: La Piazza outdoor cafe and the Coffee with Art cafe. Drawn in-situ on the iPad. They were very quick and I was pleased with the results. I don’t find it easy to resolve detail on the small screen when working at speed as I try not to keep zooming in and out. Thus the line work is a bit scrappy but it does add more life to the drawing. One day I might get the larger iPad...
Sunday, 1 March 2020
The Dahlia Cafe at Ayletts Nurseries near St. Albans - added the figures in when I got home to liven it up a bit as I ran out of time on location; a bouquet of flowers in our living room (this didn't go quite as well as planned); the footbridge crossing the A1(M) near Water End/ South Mimms (drawn from a photo taken as a skip lorry passed by in the rain); and the Bridleway through Mymmshall Wood with beech trees (drawn in the rain - I could hardly see my iPad screen and had to keep wiping it clear).