Wednesday, 22 February 2017

LOCAL SHOPS IN SOUTH LONDON UNDER THREAT OF CLOSURE

IN SOUTH LONDON SMALL SHOPS ARE CLOSING DOWN, SO I SKETCH THEM BEFORE THEY GO

Some long established businesses are going this year, or next year. Some have been trading for 50 years or more.  Most are run by a single trader or a family.  

Sadly some have already closed down, before I could sketch them.  Here are my latest sketches
Panetteria Italiano, Merton Park


A W Cycles, South Wimbledon

Copperfields Second Hand Bookshop, Wimbledon

Cunningham's Builders Merchants, Raynes Park

Broadway Bargains, Worcester Park
I & S Locksmiths, Wimbledon

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

SKETCHED IN SUMMER 2016

SOME SUMMER TIME SKETCHES, LONDON AND COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN - 2016


Malaga, Santa Semana stands

Marbella, plaza

Marbella, plaza

Putney embankment, London

Santus Circus, Raynes Park

Colonel's Review, The Mall, London

Wimbledon Village fete, Wimbledon Common

SOME BLACK AND WHITE PEN AND PENCIL URBAN SKETCHES, 2016

BLACK AND WHITE SKETCHES IN 2016

Half Moon at Putney

Half Moon at Putney

London City Airport departure lounge

Prince George Club, Raynes Park

Prince George Club bar at Raynes Park

SPRING 2016 URBAN SKETCHES IN LONDON

SPRING TIME IN LONDON, URBAN SKETCHES 2016
Kew Green at Kew, cricket match end

Bart's Hospital, fountain court, Smithfield London

Canal near Little Venice, London

Boat on the Regent's panel near Paddington

Blue bridge at Little Venice

Book barge, near Granary Square,Kings Cross

Second hand book stalls, South Bank London

URBAN SKETCHES IN SPRING 2016

MORE URBAN SKETCHES DONE IN 2016, A4 SKETCHBOOKS IN LONDON

A few more sketches, different sketchbooks, different media. Mostly pen, crayon and watercolour.
Trafalgar square, open top bus

Waterstones coffee bar, Trafalgar square

London docks view from Canary Wharf

Shopping in Canary wharf

Charterhouse, in Charterhouse square

Half Moon Pub band event, Putney

Monet exhibtion. London

Waterloo station, London

Waterstones coffee bar, Trafalgar square

Wesley RHS Gardens, outside the coffee bar



URBAN SKETCHES DONE IN 2016

URBAN SKETCHING IN JANUARY 2016 IN A4 SKETCHBOOKS

This is an update of some of my winter sketches, done in A4 sketchbooks, during 2016.

Some of the drawing events were with the Urban Sketchers (London) Group, and some on my own.

London Docks from Canary Wharf

View inside Canary Wharf Mall

Winter garden, South London

Morden town centre, buses by the Tub station

Travel shop at Olympia, London

Outside the cafe, Wisley RHS gardens, Surrey

Monday, 4 April 2016

A SUNNY WEEK IN MALAGA, COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN


SKETCHING IN SPAIN, SOMETHING I HAVE NOT DONE FOR A GOOD FEW YEARS.

In early March it was surprisingly fine and sunny, blue skies every day. Very cold first thing in the morning though.  We flew from London City Airport, where we had to wait an extra hour for the flight with BA as it was delayed.



Malaga, Calle Don Juan de Malaga

Marbella Plaza de la Victoria

Alcazaba Moorish fort, one of the plazas

Malaga, Stands ready for Semana Santa (Easter)

Delayed at London City Airport

Malaga, the port from the beach front

Marbella Plaza de Neranjas