Saturday, 24 March 2018

Virtual Reality

Hello everyone ... anyone still out there?

I've recently been playing with a pen-based computer and I've been trying out a few free and paid-for painting and sketching apps.

This simple sketch was done using a Samsung Galaxy Book ... a Windows 10 based tablet PC that I like to call my 'poor mans Surface Book'  :-)). I used a lovely no-frills drawing app called Colorist which has a few basic tools: pen, eraser, colour dropper and a really nice coloured pencil plus an easy to use palette.

It's a little bit strange drawing on a glass screen to begin with but eventually, apart from the lack of tactile feedback,  it starts to feel like you're using real coloured pencils on real textured paper rather than virtual ones!


Monday, 19 March 2018

Long and winding road

Hello there, how are you? It's been a long time!

So where have I been? Hell and back, quite literally.

About four and a half years ago, I suffered a massive mental breakdown. As with all mental illness, it has been a long battle to get to where I am now. Thanks to the care and love from my family, both here and afar, I have made a good recovery :-)

Anyway, enough of that ... Where are my paints?

Back again soon ... when I have some work.

In the meantime, a couple of photos of the recent snow we had here in Huntingdon.


Sunday, 26 August 2012


It's been quite a while since my last post so I thought I'd make this one a double! Lots of garden/jungle clearing and other jobs to do around the house, so I've not been able to spend any time sketching . I've tried to capture the lovely summer greens and the feeling of the local riverside in these two scenes which I painted back at home. I hope you are all enjoying your summers wherever you are :) Many thanks to all my regular faithful followers and a big welcome to all my new followers too. Happy painting and sketching to you all!

Great Ouse in summer I, watercolour on Saunders Waterford 140lb Rough, 10x11", 25x28cm

Great Ouse in summer II, watercolour on Saunders Waterford 140lb Rough, 10x11", 25x28cm