Sketching in Cornwall

We headed down to Cornwall for our family holiday and it would have been a sin (as a sketcher) not to pack my sketchbook and attempt to paint a little bit of Cornwall. Cornwall is beautiful, and I can see why it's a popular destination for Artists. The beaches, boats, the lighthouse, the rocky shore... Continue Reading →

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Abstract Watercolours

I mentioned in my previous post how I am really enjoying the concept of abstract realism. Unfortunately, this month has been busy with job interviews and home renovation that I've not found dedicated time (or energy) to put brush to paper. But, I was able to create abstract watercolour triangles and I really enjoyed watching... Continue Reading →

Sketching People

This month was the, 'One Week, 100 people' challenge, unfortunately, similar to previous years I didn't take part. This is because this week coincided with school holidays and I couldn't find the time in between laundry and entertaining (shouting at) my lovely children! I promise next year I will take part! However, I did spend... Continue Reading →

Sketching to Breathe

For me, sketching is more than capturing a realistic or pretty picture or something for others to enjoy and comment. It’s a series of moments where so many things unfold. I slow down and I really notice the world in front of me - the shadows, bright spots, colours, shapes, rooftops, the arched windows and alongside... Continue Reading →

Life Drawing

My lovely arty friend has been going to life drawing which she absolutely loves. I honestly never thought life drawing was for me as  seeing another naked body would be erm slightly awkward! Anyway, after seeing her amazing sketches, I decided to put my nervousness to one side and found a local life drawing group.... Continue Reading →

Sketching from Photos

I love Urban Sketching because being outside in the environment and capturing scenes in your sketchbook is a sensory heaven. But this also means I have millions of excuses not to sketch such as having the kids around me (they never let me sketch!), not having the time and as this excuse list is never-ending... Continue Reading →

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