Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.



The surface of our drive has been bending and buckling for some unknown reason, and after very annoying procrastination, the man who did the ground works for our house arrived with his digger and his fantastic young labrador companion, who, of course, answers to the name of Digger. We met him last time there was a problem with our drains and drive. Digger went absolutely crazy in the garden. As ever, you have to work really quickly to capture a being in full motion, so my rendition of canine anatomy is not quite perfect (and that's an excuse - I couldn't get it perfectly correct anyhow!)

Brush markers and ink pen in Windsor and Newton sketchbook, and in the last drawing, ink wash as well.


Garden again

Brush markers in small Moleskine sketchbook.

The garden, changing all the time. I couldn't draw the campanulas because our resident rabbits ate off all their heads. 


Beans Coffee Stop

Brush markers and ink in Windsor and Newton sketchbook

I added the ink wash at home - the other day, while looking for the black ink in my studio, I discovered this old jar of lovely brown ink (looks like it might not be permanent) that now seems to be creeping into all my drawings!



Brush marker, watercolour pencil and ink in big sketchbook

There are still poppies in the fields, bursts of them. I took photos on the way back from town because I didn't have my materials with me, and then drew them at home. I don't have any red ink, I suppose I should have used watercolours.



Ink pen and brush markers on Boots paper bag

Did this drawing yesterday on the bag that came holding prescription medicine. Too tired to draw today, more tomorrow!