Friday, 28 August 2015

A journey by train

I went to London by train on Wednesday. I started to draw the inside of the carriage. When we were approaching Basingstoke, I added the departing passengers.

This left a commuter working on his laptop. We didn't seem to stop long at the next station, Woking; the sketch incudes impressions from the train on both the outward and return journeys. The refreshment trolley came down the train and, after it had gone, I noticed the battered upholstery on one of the seats in front of me.


On the way home from London, I arrived at Waterloo with time to spare...


On the return journey, I drew a couple of fellow passengers.


Monday, 3 August 2015

Garden Flowers


The sweet peas did come from my mother's garden, but they were in a vase when I painted them.
Left: watercolour; Right: watercolour with graphitint pencil in the additional image to the top left.

The poppies and lilies stayed in the garden:

Watercolour with added white Uniball and white Derwent Drawing

Watercolour with added white Uniball and white Derwent Drawing