St Pauls print

April 15th, 2013

After visiting the Tate Modern, I recently did some sketching on the Millennium Bridge towards St Pauls. I felt a bit exposed sketching at the end of the bridge with people walking towards me. Normally I hide in a corner! This is a larger scale linocut (59x42cm). Here it is hanging in the studio.

New prints

April 12th, 2013

I often like working on a few prints at a time. I appear to worry less and not get too bogged down if they don’t work out as anticipated. Here’s a linocut of a view towards the Empire State building. When I visited New York, I did a few sketches at the top of the Rock. I really enjoyed the view and watching people looking out at the Manhattan skyline. I particularly liked it here as there weren’t so many people and I had room to sketch (unlike the Empire State Building!).

The print (below) is based on drawings I made in Camden (walking towards primrose hill). I had to feature the friendly blackbird who kept me company whilst I was sketching.

London print

February 3rd, 2013

Back at the studio, I’ve been working on a new London lino print.

St Pauls and Southwark

February 2nd, 2013

I was walking past St Pauls and the rain had subsided so I sat on a bench and sketched. A visit to Tate Modern followed and then a walk to Southwark. The light was fading but managed to fit in a quick sketch of Southwark church.

Camden

January 11th, 2013

I spent a few hours drawing around Camden. Really enjoyed returning to the area. My sister lived nearby a good few years ago and I always enjoyed visiting. It wasn’t as busy as it gets during the weekends so ideal for wandering and sketching.

I plugged in my earphones, sketched around Camden and walked towards Primrose Hill. I sat by the canal and took out my pens. A couple of Canada geese thought it was lunch time. I felt bad to disappoint them. However I did incorporate them into the scene.

The houses and trees lining the canal were good to draw and passing traffic.

It was a slightly awkward spot to sketch so I was happy to discover a bench nearby. I did a few drawings of the barge in front of me and included a friendly black bird.

I even ended up chatting with the owners. Light faded and it was getting cold. Time to move on.

Tower Bridge

December 14th, 2012

Earlier in the week, I was passing Tower Bridge. It was absolutely freezing! I wish I had worn my woolly socks.

Trafalgar Square

November 30th, 2012

Back in London. This time I spent more time around Trafalgar Square. It’s getting cold sketching outside so my drawings are getting quicker. Stopped for coffee and visited the National Gallery when it started to get dark.

London sketches

November 16th, 2012

I took a train to Waterloo and sketched around the South Bank. I then got caught up in the crowds and headed towards Westminster.

London South Bank

October 26th, 2012

I returned to the South Bank this week and enjoyed walking along the Thames and looking out towards St Pauls. Despite the grey and wet weather, I fitted in a few drawings.

Borough Market print

August 29th, 2012

Here’s a new lino print I’ve created in 7 colours.