Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sketching the Sketcher (26 self portraits on the move)


@toilets trafalgar square



@bus 180



@southeastern trains



@bus 53


I have decided to post these sketches all self potraits that I have done on the move, from the archives. Some have been sketched on the train, looking into the windows when it is dark for my reflection and others have been done in toilets, looking at mirrors and some at public laundry, looking into the window for reflections. The ever changing face!


@toilet nandos



@bus 155



@bus 401



@southeastern trains



@southeastern trains



@bus 401



@public laundry



@public laundry



@southeastern trains




@southeastern trains



@bus 345



@southeastern trains



@bus 180



@bus 177



@southeastern trains



@bus 180



@bus 180



@bus 180



@bus 180



@southeastern trains



@southeastern trains



@southeastern trains

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sketches on the train and tube in January III



Today I managed to sketch myself by looking in the train window reflections and just one more page. I had to do the other sketch in Biro as my lead from the mechanical pencil finished with all the dark stroking. I'll continue all other sketches in Biro from now onwards as I approach a new sketchbook.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

FLYING MOLESKINS

This is a great exchange of sketchbooks between 13 artists that I am currently taking part in. Check the site HERE for details.



Front cover

I have as the theme for my sketchbook- Homelessness and Poverty and I have kicked things off with this image below.



"got spare change, please...?"

Biro, graphite and No75 TOMBOW BRUSHPEN

It is really going to be great! I'll end up with a sketchbook full of different artists interpretation of theme: Homelessness and Poverty.



When my sketchbook finally comes back to me after traveling round to 13 different artists homes , I'll continue the project and make sure the book is filled with different images to project this theme.



I received my first batch of Moleskin pages from Liz and it also had gifts for my children! Now that's great!

A great thanks to Dominique for getting this all underway!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Random Sketches during travel to Tokyo.



Just some random sketches during my travel to Tokyo. As it was a break from Art I had to discipline myself not to get too busy.






But the camera never stopped clicking....

Thursday, January 07, 2010

"Norman Road Intersect, Belvedere", 18" x 12", Oil on Board, 2009

The snows started immediately I landed Heathrow Airport from Tokyo on Tuesday night and I just needed one days rest and after that I just couldn't wait to get out there to paint. The light was beautiful just for a while today and I managed to capture a bit of it in this painting. It was biting cold but my experience at Bath helped me to get used to any sort of weather. I enjoyed the painting but after a while reality stepped in and I couldn't bear it no more, it was time to pack up after 2 hours out in the snow!



Below are some shots of me on site.


Completed



The Initial Block-in



Putting finishing touches



Brush handling