Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Another one of my beloved, in coloured pencil this time. He's finished work for Christmas now, so he's got plenty of time to sit around and be drawn by me.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


A poorly looking plant and a bleak view out of the window.


I'm trying to use pastels as much as possible to draw things from life, so that I get a bit quicker. The hardest bit is finding the right colours when I have so many. I think the answer may be to decide at the beginning what colours I am likely to need, and to put them out separately.

Friday, 12 December 2008


This is another seascape from a photo taken on our holiday in Crete. It is done on Sennelier la carte board, which I didn't like at first, but I'm getting used to it now and getting to like it more and more.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Comfort Zone

Here are some studies of Molly. Sometimes I just don't know what to draw, and I think I must be in my comfort zone drawing the dogs and my boyfriend. However, I think I could draw them all day and every day and never get any of them quite right!

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Here is my muse, patiently trying to keep still for me while he watches the darts.

Friday, 5 December 2008


Garlic in pastel on Sennelier La Carte.

Thursday, 4 December 2008


This is a drawing of our moorings. We were very lucky to buy the boat with the mooring, as it's almost impossible to find good residential moorings near London. I intended to add watercolour to this, and I'm very glad I scanned it first as when I started adding the paint I discovered that the ink I'm using is water soluble! So this is now the only decent version I have of this sketch!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


I thought I'd show you a drawing of my boat today, complete with bags of coal (very necessary at the moment) and empty wine bottles.