Sunday, 19 July 2020


Sketch drawn whilst sitting outside The Cog Cafe in Tring. I was pleased with this as I had a comfy seat and various nibbles to keep me going. There weren't many places to sit and watch people so this was ideal. People didn't stop and stand much so I had to add the characters afterwards.  Could have added more but didn't want to take too much advantage of my perch. There was no direct sunlight which was good as I would have had the sun in my eyes which would not have been much fun.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Walled Garden

The walled garden at The Whittern in Herefordshire where we stayed last week. The evening sunshine, when we had it, was wonderful and produced some gorgeous greens when the beech hedges were backlit. I captured the effect over a couple of evenings. I was just in time as the hedges were trimmed the day after I finished this.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Titley, Herefordshire

Three sketches made near Titley in Herefordshire whilst on a recent walk: a large beech tree growing in an old quarry, a sunken road leading down to the River Arrow and an old barn. These worked well - I had better lighting (no bright sunshine) and comfortable places in which to perch.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Westonbury Water Garden

The cuckoo clock at Westonbury Water Garden near Pembridge in Herefordshire. A beautiful, luscious garden with wonderful plants and quirky follies. Halfway into drawing this the sun came out which made seeing the image on my iPad almost impossible, plus it was very hot. Still, I was pleased with the result.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

River Teme

Two quick sketches of the River Teme at Shelsley Beauchamp in Worcestershire.  In the first one I wanted to capture the pink flowers of himalayan balsam. I would have liked to have zoomed in on the flowers but didn’t have the will power to do so. The bank of the river was very steep here and I couldn’t easily access the plants at close range. The black and white picture is the view from the bridge over to the orchards and hills. I could have done it in colour but I only had a few minutes spare and decided to work in greyscale instead.

Thursday, 2 July 2020


Doodling on the iPad is wonderful when something emerges out of all the rubbish scribbly stuff I do that gets deleted time and time again. Started with a few flowing lines which then developed into hills and the rest followed.