Category: Light & Water

Wall Barley drawing

4 October 2022 By ian

Wall barley sprouts up all over the place, often growing in the most inhospitable of places. When the sun in low in the sky and shining through it, though, it can be beautiful. I’ve been really drawn (no pun intended) to the plants that grow unnoticed and unloved on the edge of the beach. There […]

Lodmoor Morning

10 April 2021 By ian

We have two RSPB nature reserves here in Weymouth. One, Radipole, is right in the heart of the town with the River Wey running through it. The other, Lodmoor, is at one edge, separating Preston and Melcome Regis and consisting of wetlands and reed beds. This is a lovely place at any time of day, […]

An Old Memory

27 March 2021 By ian

I’ve always been drawn to water. Although there’s no pun intended with that statement, it’s true that I have fond childhood memories of sitting and drawing by the local river. Thinking about it now, I really ought to draw that river again. These days I get to see the sea every morning when I open […]

Reeds II

3 March 2021 By ian

We have a couple of beautiful bird reserves nearby and I love to walk around them when the sun is low in the sky. They both have extensive reed beds and the light at dawn and dusk is just incredible. I’m exploring that with what will be a short series of drawings – probably just four […]

Splash!

27 February 2021 By ian

This week’s picture of the week is “Splash”. This is an original drawing that has been exhibited at Bridport Arts Centre as part of last year’s Treasure Planet exhibition, sadly curtailed due to the pandemic. It’s graphite pencil on watercolour paper and is 41cm by 31cm in size (not including the frame). The texture of […]