Not practising trees

Today, I found a chair in the woods.

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Practising trees: 91

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St James Park again

More quick sketches in St James Park. Each: Ink and watercolour, 23 x 13cm.

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St James’s Park

Four quick sketches — each under ten minutes — in St James’s Park.

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Dying grass and thistles by the edge of the lake.

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Breeze over the water.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office buildings behind the trees.

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The London Eye from St James’s Park.

Each: Ink and watercolour, 23 x 13cm.

Summer in Greenwich

Urban Sketchers in Greenwich: Torrential rain, hot sunshine, and fierce winds.

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A carousel (Famous Carousel The Pride of London), and vintage snack van, in front of the Cutty Sark.

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Sheltering on the balcony of one of Wren’s buildings.

Each: Ink and watercolour, 43 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Practising trees: 90

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Ink and watercolour, 26 x 9cm.

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Ink, 23 x 13cm.

From an almost continuous line of scribble, trees emerge.

Practising trees: 88

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Ink, 21 x 13cm.

Still working just in ink. How to capture the pools of sunlight breaking through gaps in the heavily-leaved trees?

Variable edition

Linocut: three small (9cm square) blocks, first block (background) monoprinted, then second and third blocks printed on top. Variable inking; variation in print quality semi-intended: caused by hand pressure (instead of using the press).lc-abs-02 lc-abs-01 lc-abs-04 lc-abs-03

Practising trees: 87

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Ink and watercolour, 21 x 13cm.

Linework in ink, then adding tone in black watercolour. It was meant to be one consistent tone, but that’s not as easy as I thought.