Posts Tagged: life

Lake Lugano – Oskar Koller

It’s been warm enough to get my paint brush outside in the open air where at first I struggled to remember what to do with it. I’ve been looking at the work of Oskar Koller again. His work is deceptively

Lake Lugano – Oskar Koller

It’s been warm enough to get my paint brush outside in the open air where at first I struggled to remember what to do with it. I’ve been looking at the work of Oskar Koller again. His work is deceptively

On the Telly

The good thing about drawing people from the telly is that they can’t see that you are doing it, although like real people they don’t sit still either!

On the Telly

The good thing about drawing people from the telly is that they can’t see that you are doing it, although like real people they don’t sit still either!

Good Old Drawing

In some my earlier posts and when I first had the idea to start a blog the one thing I was sure about was that it was somehow going to be about drawing and sketching. My life has been followed

Good Old Drawing

In some my earlier posts and when I first had the idea to start a blog the one thing I was sure about was that it was somehow going to be about drawing and sketching. My life has been followed

Herb Lester Associates

It’s been a while since I added a new link but I thought this one definitely worth a mention. Herb Lester Associates publish guides for tourists and locals of the worlds great cities which are witty, curious and opinionated and

Herb Lester Associates

It’s been a while since I added a new link but I thought this one definitely worth a mention. Herb Lester Associates publish guides for tourists and locals of the worlds great cities which are witty, curious and opinionated and

Modern Songs as Retro Vinyl

I love these reworked vinyl singles by Robert Penney who has taken records by The Libertines and Lady Gaga and reworked the sleeves as they might have looked had they been released in the sixties. With most music now bought

Modern Songs as Retro Vinyl

I love these reworked vinyl singles by Robert Penney who has taken records by The Libertines and Lady Gaga and reworked the sleeves as they might have looked had they been released in the sixties. With most music now bought

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

The Wedding Party

Everyone like a wedding, or so I’m told! The Men get to wear their suits and the Ladies get to wear that green Ann Demeulemeester dress that they bought three years ago and have only worn once since. This one

The Wedding Party

Everyone like a wedding, or so I’m told! The Men get to wear their suits and the Ladies get to wear that green Ann Demeulemeester dress that they bought three years ago and have only worn once since. This one

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Old abandoned Houses

  There is something I like about old houses. Like old people, their faces tell a story. They stand for some kind of failure, because in the end they collapse. Yet at the same time, they tell a story of

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Old abandoned Houses

  There is something I like about old houses. Like old people, their faces tell a story. They stand for some kind of failure, because in the end they collapse. Yet at the same time, they tell a story of

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

Who is Otto Fanda Oswald, Otto the Bossy, the Great Prince of Morcote and Archduke of Lugano?

Otto Fanda Oswald is more than just a cute teddy with a scarf, he has a story, and he’s a Prince!….for the full story follow the link to Wherherethere

Who is Otto Fanda Oswald, Otto the Bossy, the Great Prince of Morcote and Archduke of Lugano?

Otto Fanda Oswald is more than just a cute teddy with a scarf, he has a story, and he’s a Prince!….for the full story follow the link to Wherherethere

Jessica Alba’s hairdresser

Got my hair cut last weekend. Very happy to find a barber (Alessandro Lisi, in area 6 Milan) who can cut hair. As I’ve found in my lifetime of snips and blow-dry’s that having a pair of scissors and a

Jessica Alba’s hairdresser

Got my hair cut last weekend. Very happy to find a barber (Alessandro Lisi, in area 6 Milan) who can cut hair. As I’ve found in my lifetime of snips and blow-dry’s that having a pair of scissors and a

Thin on the ground

Sorry the posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently. Having moved house changed jobs in the last month or so, things have been A little hectic. One of the other things I was also busy with was

Thin on the ground

Sorry the posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently. Having moved house changed jobs in the last month or so, things have been A little hectic. One of the other things I was also busy with was

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Marwencol and Esopus Magazine

I’ve added two new links to the blog The first is Esopus Magazine which is very cool alternative Art magazine of contemporary cultural which I came across while watching The film Marwencol. The second is Marwencol itself which featured in

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Marwencol and Esopus Magazine

I’ve added two new links to the blog The first is Esopus Magazine which is very cool alternative Art magazine of contemporary cultural which I came across while watching The film Marwencol. The second is Marwencol itself which featured in

When I’m sixty four

When ever I draw old people I inevitably end up putting myself in their comfy low impact shoes and asking myself what I will be doing, thinking, watching, eating and wearing when I get to that age. Like, will I

When I’m sixty four

When ever I draw old people I inevitably end up putting myself in their comfy low impact shoes and asking myself what I will be doing, thinking, watching, eating and wearing when I get to that age. Like, will I

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Cool old People

My love of drawing old people continues….I love the distortions that happen as we age, how clothes hang differently and the body changes. I like how old people have their own very particular take on fashion and clothing. Sometimes its

Cool old People

My love of drawing old people continues….I love the distortions that happen as we age, how clothes hang differently and the body changes. I like how old people have their own very particular take on fashion and clothing. Sometimes its

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

New Year 2012

Wanted to post these up last week. Wanted to do more of them. Wanted to do them all nicely in colour. But wanting and finding the time and energy are not always compatible. Still….they’re here now! I was fascinated and

New Year 2012

Wanted to post these up last week. Wanted to do more of them. Wanted to do them all nicely in colour. But wanting and finding the time and energy are not always compatible. Still….they’re here now! I was fascinated and