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Monday, 27 December 2010

South Wales - Vale of Neath

Sgwd Isaf Clungwyn - my favourite waterfall - this time pen and watercolour on canvas. Practising a new technique!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

England - Bath Abbey

Our 3 day trip to Bath - courtesy of our friends.

Monday, 15 November 2010

London - Old Bailey

London - Old Bailey

Was walking down the Strand and Fleet Street to St Paul's and spotted a secluded corner formed by a pile of barriers ready to put out for the Lord Mayor's Parade the following day on 13 November. The news cameras were ready for some relieved customers!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Final sketches

The final sketches of our Colorado Trip. One at 30 seconds, one at 10 seconds. Lights out! Goodbye America, hello Britain.

Philadelphia Airport

10 minute sketch before the call to board

Northern Plains USA

There were only 4 types of scenery in the 3 hour flight over Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana before we hit clouds at Fort Wayne (which I identified from my photo and a satellite image on Google maps). In an hour we were at Philly Airport.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Denver Airport

Sad farewells and on the way back to the UK

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Garden of the Gods -Colorado Springs

Doesn't get any better than this

Garden of the Gods -Colorado Springs

Monday, 1 November 2010

Colorado Springs - Old Courthouse

Managed to find a shady tree!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Downtown Colorado Springs

Another nice night out and nice meal at The Olive Branch. Downtown was buzzing.... nice

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Black Forest - Colorado Springs

Last BBQ of the season

Friday, 29 October 2010

Joanne's - Colorado Springs

Corn Dollies outside Joanne's @ Colorado Springs. This is when an iPad comes in really useful when your wife and daughter enter their favourite wool shop.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs

Red rock slabs 300 ft high - awesome. Quick sketch on my iPad followed by a slightly slower one with pen and watercolour. I'd been looking forward to doing this one since our daughter moved to the Springs 2 years ago.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Colorado Springs - Johnny Carino's

Staff problems that night backstage but the food (and company) was good.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Colorado Springs

Intersection of Academy and Constitution with Pikes Peak in the distance.

Breckenridge, Colorado

9500 feet above sea-level - it got really cold when the sun set - but it was really good to be able to eat outside in the middle of September.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Rock Bottom - Colorado Springs

Another night out in Colorado Springs - Rock Bottom - another iPad sketchette. Don't know who were playing baseball.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Joe's Crab Shack

Joe' Crab Shack Colorado Springs - from outside Stabucks/Barnes & Noble - waiting for our daughter to finish her voluntary work helping a youngster to improve her reading skills. iPad again.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Ruxton Canyon, Manitou Springs

Liked the way the modernish house hung over Ruxton Canyon between Manitou Springs and the Cog Railway up to Pikes Peak - out came my iPad and 2 minutes later.......... the attached:

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Arharn's Thai Restaurant

Tasty food at Arharn's Thai restaurant in Colorado Springs with my iPad on my lap instead of the pudding!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Manitou Springs Colorado

Another from beautiful Manitou. Managed to keep out of the blazing sun!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Manitou Springs, Colorado

The owner of the building (Barker House) chatted to me as I was sketching outside a coffee shop. It's such a good way of meeting local people who can tell you about the history of the town. Not sure if he wants me to publicise what a gem Manitou is - so keep it quiet!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Denver back to Colorado Springs

Shed in "prairie" (flat grassland) between Denver and Colorado Springs near Castlewood Canyon.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Denver Starbucks

Returning to my Colorado trip. Denver Starbucks at the biggest REI store in the world (in my experience). Thanks Starbucks for providing us with coffee, awesome pumpkin muffins (with creamcheese) and WI-FI.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

SHEFFIELD - Weston Park Museum - exterior

Our Sketchcrawl today

SHEFFIELD - Weston Park Museum - Interior

Part of SHEFFIELD sketchcrawl today

Boulder, Colorado.

Second night - BJ's

Boulder, Colorado

Can recommend a trip to Boulder, Colorado.

We eat at the Walnut Brewery on the first night.

Colorado Old City

Colorado Old City in south Colorado Springs - the main street

Thursday, 14 October 2010


"Aspenglow" on my iPad

Rocky Mountain State Park

The journey continues. The scenery doesn't get any better than this. The yellow is aspen trees shimmering in the breeze -"aspenglow".

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Kansas Moonrise?

Kansas or it might have been Nebraska. Amazing colours on the left. The small line of clouds grow larger, lightening in the distance but we are soon safely in Denver with our younger daughter Anna and her husband Chris.......... relief!! Air travel is such a miracle.
iPad sketch - first time using spray gun pen device - I think it gave a realistic effect.

USA - MidWest

I think we've crossed the Mississippi - iPad still keeping me amused

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Philadelphia airport

Philly - safe landing after half an hour delay waiting for President Obama to clear the Airport. Out came my sketchpad, pen, watercolours and rather blotchy paper. It was good to be on solid ground again!

Atlantic fever 002

Some more iPad sketchettes from our Airbus 330 somewhere over the Atlantic

Monday, 11 October 2010

Atlantic fever

When you're half way across the Atlantic in a cramped seat it's marvellous what inspires you to sketch!

Over the Atlantic Ocean sketching

Somewhere over the Atlantic I paused the film on the TV console in front of me and sketched this on my iPad. It reminded me of our favourite place in Mallorca.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Manchester Airport

We're back from beautiful, stunning, awesome Colorado. This is my first live sketch on my new iPad - at Manchester Airport on the start of our long journey.

It's not easy using an iPad you know!

Monday, 6 September 2010

MALLORCA - Valldemossa

Unusually cold the day I sketched this one

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

iPad 001

I'm one lucky boy! See my first doodle on my retirement present from my (former) employer Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson. I'll never be alone now I've got an iPad.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

MALLORCA - Fornalutx

Similar scene to Soller but this time up in the foothills, we usually stop here on the way down from the Mirador overlooking the Port. Our favourite Mallorcan Village.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

MALLORCA - Puerto Soller

Morning coffee at the port

Sunday, 22 August 2010

FRANCE - Avignon

Our French friends - the Hugonnets took us to Mireille's home town - Avignon - where I sat under the Pont for this one

Thursday, 19 August 2010

MALLORCA - Puerto Soller

View inland from our Mallorcan bolt-hole - Hotel Miramar - Cati always gives us such a good welcome

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Mallorca - Soller

Placa Constitucio

Friday, 13 August 2010

ENGLAND - London Skyline

London Skyline from the north (Primrose Hill). The "net" structure in the foreground is the Aviary of London Zoo at the north-east corner of Regents Park.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

ENGLAND - Tower of London

From the north across a busy road and not from across the Thames.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Red dot - Lyceum Theatre SHEFFIELD

Today at the Millennium Gallery SHEFFIELD - JMW Turner watercolours on one side of the Gallery - mine on the other side - with red dot on.... RESULT! Thanks to whoever has bought (I hope) my work of art.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

ENGLAND, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Our local Stately Home!