Some bottles

27 February 2022

Some and pots, painted on torn-up Amazon boxes.

Ashdown Forest landscapes

More landscapes inspired by Ashdown Forest.

Eden Brook

A walk through the meadows, on the banks of Eden Brook. It's open access land here, thanks to the generosity of the farmer, but I don't think I've been here in over fifteen years. I remember the drawing that I did then; if I can find it, I will add it to this post.

The Eden runs north-east from here, through Edenbridge, and then eventually joins up with the Thames.

Down to the farm

Looking back to the railway line

Bridge over the Eden

A bend in the river

The station


Footbridge and gate

The old brick bridge


The railway bridge

Ink and watercolour, A6 and A6-doubled.

Still lives with yellow ochre

26 February 2022

Red bowl

Plant and bowl

Blue cloud

Bowl and lines

Blue bowl

Bottle and black

Acrylic on paper, 24 x 24 cm.

First day of Spring

25 February 2022

It felt like the first day of Spring today. There was warmth in the sunshine, and the first daffodils were in bloom.

Tunnel of trees

23 February 2022

The weather has calmed down, but it was cold, even in the sunshine. Here by the fence, in the tunnel of trees at the edge of the park, it was at least a little warmer. I drew this quickly with a Uni-Ball brush pen, and then added some watercolour paint in desaturated colours.

Ink and watercolour, 24 x 12 cm.


22 February 2022


After the storms

Eunice and Franklin kept us indoors for several days, so it was a relief to see some sunshine today, and get back to the park. There didn't seem to be much damage to the trees, fortunately, and some hellebores had survived the weather to come into bloom.

Still lives on blue

21 February 2022

Acrylic on paper, 24 x 24 cm

Lighter lives

20 February 2022

I did some more work on the still live paintings that I started last week, trying add some more colour and light. They are more interesting now, but might still need more work.

Between the storms

17 February 2022

Starting a new sketchbook. There's another storm due tomorrow, but plenty of clear sunshine today. There will be daffodils buds here in a few days, if the wind doesn't get them.

The ends of the fence

16 February 2022

The wind's picking up. A storm is coming. Quick sketches of the fence at the entrance to the allotments.

Also the end of a sketchbook: the last drawings in the pocketsize Seawhite sketchbook that I started in November. It's always a sense of achievement when you complete a sketchbook.

Ink and watercolour, A6

Dark lives

13 February 2022

These still lives came out a bit dark. I will do some more work on them, to bring in some light.

Acrylic on paper, 25 x 25 cm.