Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils

Here’s a sketch I did a few weeks ago on a sunny autumn’s day by the sea. I really enjoy this combination of ink and watercolour pencils. Using pencils rather than paint helps to stop me overworking a picture, a constant battle I have with myself. These Derwent Inktense pencils[…]

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Servigliano (sketch)

Here are my two lovely friends Jane and Annie taking a stroll through Servigliano, a day or two after the first big earthquake to hit central Italy. It breaks my heart to think that so many people lost their lives and so many more are still suffering with incredibly powerful[…]

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Beach Parasols (sketch)

Although our Italian holiday turned out to be not much of a holiday at all, we did get to the beach a few times. The most striking thing about where we went were the bright orange parasols standing out against the cloudless blue sky. This was a quick sketch using[…]

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Italian Horizon (sketch)

Julia and I arrived in Italy on Monday 22nd August. At 3.30am on the following night we woke up to what a huge roaring sound, the room shaking wildly and plaster falling on our heads. We were lucky, it scared us and put an end to the relaxing time we’d[…]

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