Here you’ll find some quick mark-making, sketches, testing out and general musings from my sketch book.

Below: imprinting using flowers and herbs, mark-making with herbs & twigs & continuous line drawing in biro.

Below: Breaking down the landscape. The Fleet & Chesil beach from the farm. Very early sketches,  done both in the landscape & back at the studio. I’m working on line & mark, perspective & pallet.  The swan emerged in the last sketch (The Fleet is a nesting site for swans).

Musing on old farming methods,  Sketches done from images in a very old farm book I found.

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below: En plein air landscape sketch – The Fleet & Chesil Beach from the farm.

Back in the studio testing:



Night time:

Testing: Outlining


On the beach: Thinking about imprint, trace and shadow. Repeating outlines of pebbles: