Monday, 30 March 2020


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.

Thursday, 26 March 2020


Not quite sure why I drew this... I was scribbling one day and perhaps thinking about people isolating themselves. After the snowdrop picture this was a little more quirky.

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

Wrest Park

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

Sketching in Bedford

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

Ayletts, Mymmshall Wood, A1(M) and flowers

Four sketches:

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).