We have a pheasant, in our village, we call call Philip, who trots about from one garden to another and even takes walks along our street – he is quite a star. I am trying (again!) to capture him crowing which is a wonderful flurry of feathers and sound. Here are a few attempts in […]Read more "Back home…"
Fantastic end to our holiday in Mallorca, the fourth stage of the Mallorca Classic bike race, which started and finished in the Port. The route climbed into the Serra de Tramuntana, challenging climbs with very strong winds. These are a few of my sketches, some I added colour to afterwards but the others I left […]Read more "Mallorca Classic"
I think, to be honest, that this is the favourite house of many visitors but what’s not to love? I call it the ‘Bougainvillea Villa’ because it is shaded by the largest pink bougainvillea you could wish to see. I draw it or paint it every time we come, as it is such a pretty […]Read more "My favourite house…"
Lovely start to the day…Read more "Coffee and sketching"
Lovely to be in Mallorca again… the colours and light are so special, I’m channeling my inner Dufy here! Lunchtime in the gardenRead more "Happy days…"
Hola! Here’s my last sketch study from the time trial on Stage 1, this time showing Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatowski approaching the line at great speed to take the lead. His team mate Dylan van Baarle had held set a great time early on, but Kwiatowski put in a tremendous time, looking as though he […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Kwiatowski riding past the people – study"
Hola! Here’s another study from the time trial on Stage 1, this one an experiment with water soluble pastels on black paper, which gives a great contrast for the colour. The rider is Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) who charged to the line with what looked like a combination of determination and brute force to achieve his place on […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Campanaerts holds nothing back – study"