Friday, 28 November 2014


Another evening struggling with the eccentricities of water colour.  I tried to make something that was bright and a bit more abstract, building on earlier sessions.
Last session next week before Christmas.

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Did I mention how much I don't like watercolour?
Random element introduced tonight; quick round of consequences delivered a sheet of objects for each of us to draw. On top of that I only had a small pad of watercolour paper. So I decided to paint a quarter of the picture on each sheet - without measuring - and see what transpired.
A bit of coloured pencil over the top to tie it together and hey presto...

Could have been worse.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Egon Schiele

In two rooms on the top floor of the Courtauld Gallery (Somerset House, The Strand) there are until mid January 2015 over thirty of Egon Schiele's "Radical Nudes".
Having been utterly thrilled with his work we saw in Vienna, it was a real treat to be able to have a close look at these drawings. An uncompromising, technically brilliant and challenging observer of the human form, this is an exhibition that at once astonishes and saddens for a life and talent tragically cut short.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Saw handles

'andles for saws.
Not quite the same joke but it was a good evening's drawing.
Watercolour really isn't something I like, it's fiddly and unforgiving but I accentuated with soft pastels and a carbon pencil and I think it's come out alright.

Thursday, 6 November 2014


Or, struggling with watercolour and a foul mood.

I really struggle with watercolour. I can't seem to muster the confidence to leave well enough alone and it just ends up being a bit meh.