Tuesday, December 31, 2013

nice weather for ducks

Last drawing of the year whilst feeding the ducks. Trying to sketch in the rain is probably not a good idea but I quite liked the effect of that happened when I shut the sketchbook.  
Wishing everybody good health and happiness for 2014!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Top Ten places to sketch during the cold winter

Top tips for sketching during the winter from lineandwash

I need to get back to doing some proper urban sketching , so I thought I would draw up a list of places and share it on the blog.  Do you have anymore to add?

Monday, December 9, 2013

East Croydon panorama

I added some more to the drawing I started on Saturday of the area near to the new entrance at East Croydon station.  Building work is still going on around the pathway but it certainly opens up lots of great views of the town.  I stuck another page onto my sketchbook to continue this and can't decide whether to stop here or add some more. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Speedy sketches at the Beckenham Business Association Christmas meeting

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to draw some ‘speedy sketches’ at a networking event locally.  It seemed to go down well and nobody sued, so when the organiser Jackie Groundsell asked me back, this time for the Beckenham Business Association Christmas meeting, I said yes.  The venue was a restaurant called ‘Friends of Mine’ on the High Street and a variety of people to draw.  As before I offered to do a quick line drawing and post it on my blog with a link back to a business or organisation.  I added a wash layer later and, as before, some are better than others!
To find out more about the Beckenham Business Association visit http://www.beckenhambusinessassociation.co.uk/
The 'Friends of Mine' website is at http://www.friendsofmine.co.uk/

Cliff from Beckenham Heritage Group http://www.beckenhamheritagegroup.co.uk/

Marie and Marsha, HFL Project Managers working on ‘Beckenham Arts since 1880’

Stuart, the magician for the evening http://www.magicatevents.co.uk/


Cheryl, Town Centre Manager http://www.bromley.gov.uk/

Liz from Beckenham College http://www.beckenhamcollege.co.uk/

Nick from Beckenham Dental Centre http://www.beckenhamdentist.co.uk/

Yemisi from Mayo Properties http://www.mayo-properties.co.uk/

Jane from Jane Rogers PR http://www.janerogerspr.co.uk/

Carol from CAWPR on twitter @CAWPR


 Maria from ‘abp Chartered Architects’ http://www.abpriba.co.uk/
Debbie from Little Masters and Misses http://www.littlemastersandmisses.com/

Anita from Buzzbee Kids, selling new and pre-loved clothing and toys http://www.buzzbeekids.co.uk/

 Julieanne from Papillon Angels http://www.papillonangels.co.uk/
 Local councillor, Steve

Mark from Winkworth Estate Agents http://www.winkworth.co.uk/estate-agents/beckenham

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Craft Fair

In the foyer at Langley Park School for Boys in Beckenham, Kent where the Friends of the School organised the 27th annual craft fair today.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bubble Car

One of the exhibits at the Museum of Croydon, a Trojan ‘Bubble car’, made along with about 6000 others at their factory in Purley Way, Croydon in the early 1960s.
The museum of Croydon website has more information at http://www.museumofcroydon.com/

(urban sketch)