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Netley Abbey #2...

And here's the coloured version, the view of which I shall use in the finial watercolour. Netley Abbey is a ruined late medieval monastery in the village of Netley near Southampton in Hampshire, England. The abbey was founded in 1239 as a house for monks of the austere Cistercian order. (Wiki)

Posted on 28 July 2022

Netley Church...

at Netley Abbey. A compositional pencil sketch for a later watercolour in 190 x 280mm sketchbook in around an hour and a half.

Posted on 24 July 2022

New Forest trees

Colour study of trees in the New Forest on 140Ib Saunders Waterford.

Posted on 23 July 2022

St John's churchyard, Tolpuddle

Colour sketch sitting in the churchyard trying to cool down in the high temperatures over the Tolpuddle Festival weekend. Watercolour over pencil on Arches paper in sketchbook size 190 x 280mm.

Posted on 21 July 2022

Little Somborne church...

Finished watercolour painting - image size: 260 x 400mm. Mentioned in Domesday Book, it is half Saxon and half Norman: the Saxon church had a nave and chancel but in 1170 the Normans removed the latter and extended the church eastwards, doubling its original length and adding a tiny new chancel. (Churches Conservation Trust).

Posted on 17 June 2022

Little Somborne church...

A colour sketch of All Saints' church at Little Somborne Hampshire prior to starting a studio watercolour. Sketchbook size 190 x 280mm on 90Ib Canson Montval NOT.

Posted on 28 May 2022

14th century manor house...

Here's a recent commission showing a watercolour of Wellbrook Manor in Herefordshire where carbon dating has produced a date of 1374, to the delight of the owners. Image size 245 x 405mm on stretched 140Ib Arches cold pressed.

Posted on 27 May 2022

Salisbury Cathedral Landscape

A view of Salisbury Cathedral from the meadows done for my forthcoming joint show next year. Watercolour painting, image size 310 x 460mm

Posted on 24 May 2022

Panarama sketch view...

You have to bare all when using watercolour on cartridge paper: sketch view looking across Peterchurch towards the Brecon Beacons. Sketchbook size 140 x 210mm on medium weight cartridge.

Posted on 24 April 2022

Sketching in the Forest...

Watercolour over pencil in 190 x 280mm sketchbook on 90Ib Canson Aquarelle NOT

Posted on 29 March 2022

Pine trees ...

on the Ornamental Lake on Southampton Common. Watercolour over pencil with gouache highlights from photos taken mid-morning a few weeks ago. Image size 270 x 250mm on 140Ib Arches cold pressed.  

Posted on 18 March 2022

A gathering of...

New Forest ponies from photographs taken during the early autumn 2021. There were about a dozen ponies in this herd which galloped past whilst we were sketching, fortunately giving us a wide berth! Watercolour painting on 140Ib Arches. Image size 300 x 480mm

Posted on 03 March 2022

New Forest trees #1

Watercolour showing four stages of a view of silver fir trees in the New Forest from photographs taken last autumn. Image size 290 x 410mm on stretched 140Ib Saunders Waterford NOT surface.

Posted on 03 February 2022

Here's something different...

A digital artwork created in Photoshop as a demonstration piece for computer games students. Before I retired from teaching I started to learn digital illustration using Photoshop. I don't like working on a screen for very long but enjoyed creating this artwork.

Posted on 18 January 2022

Here's a recent commission...

showing a view of a delightful bridge in the grounds of a French château. Watercolour, image size 245 x 332mm on 140Ib Arches NOT.

Posted on 12 January 2022

Unfinished sketch...

from May 2019 when travel plans and events could be adhered to and, to most people, zoom was a sound effect! Chipping Campden is a market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. It is notable for its terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century. A5 sketchbook on 140Ib Saunders Waterford paper.

Posted on 09 January 2022

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