Monday, 28 July 2014

Dial House (Waterstones) Lewes

Plans for a new Lewes painting. Dial house sits on the pedestrian precint, a fairly rare survivor amongst the rather boring buildings that replaced the railway line and bridge that used to cross the road down there.
It is a beautiful building in a creamy stone that would look at home in Bath.
For 100 years it has been the home of Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors office. Wynne Baxter was Lewes Mayor many years ago, and also lead inquest into cases such as Jack the Ripper and the Elephant Man.
Prior to the Solicitors, it was home to the Quaker girls school. The girls would be seen walking two by two from the school to the Friends meeting house in Friars Walk.
Lots of things to think about when I was drawing this out! Also cant forget the usual busker and bhaji van from down that end of town!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

An engagement in Nevada

Here is a finished commission from earlier this year that I couldn't share before...Has now been received so is no longer under wraps!

Train Sketching in July

It's getting hotter and hotter on the are a couple of sketches on the way to set up the SGFA exhibition, and on the way to take it down again.
I am still really enjoying using the graphitone pencil with the water brush.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Southbank View ... for Society of Graphic Fine Art exhibition

On the Saturday following the sunny sketching day at Brighton Pavilion, I went up to the South Bank with the intention of sitting in the sun and having a painting session. Sadly the sun went away, but I still sketched and really enjoyed a couple of hours watching the world go by as I painted. I actually think that the silver grey skies just suit the London skyline.

family at the Grange, Lewes

all finished!
Been very busy lately, with book illustrations and various exhibitions. Time I updated the blog!
Here is the family portrait for the anniversary couple. All finished and framed now.