#trees #Scotland #PleinAir #sketchbook #ink #watercolour

Sometimes my work is very long in a ‘panoramic landscape direction’. The huge Scots Pine and Douglas Fir trees in Scotland, made for work that is very tall rather than very long.

 Spring is a little later there too; daffodils are still emerging 🙂

On the way to London….


Yesterday’s speed sketches that I made on the way to London by train, on a bag that had contained lemon cake.  I’m very grateful to have had a chance to speak with Sara Dudman , judge from the Sunday Times watercolour competition last evening, and lucky to have had some great advice. Thank you Sara. It was a unique experience and I hope just the first time I exhibit in the Mall Galleries. 

And here’s a new zigzag sketchbook I made with lovely Saunders Waterford paper in a recycled/up-cycled/reused Moleskine cover. The pages slide out so I can refill it once I’ve filled the book. Special handbag A6 sized! Can’t wait to use it. 

Beach stones on a slate windowsill- Aberaeron, West Wales. 


I had the chance to make two sketch book sketches. It was a warm sunny day but the sun made a great deal of progress between the two drawings, and the shadows moved considerably. The slate windowsill is a complex purple colour. 

I had a lovely comment about this which I replied to, but for some reason it’s not appeared here! Confused…….