Noticing

Crayfish

First catch of the season. Intense observation, no preliminary sketches or roughing out.

Brittany

Boulangerie-fueled observation of architecture. Drawn without roughing in, which demands extra concentration.

Brittany

First stop of trip with Mark and Leo

Brittany

Taking the time to notice and document shape, colour, tone, texture and relative size brings me very much in the present.

Brittany

A sketch takes time. Unlike a photo, which is a moment, a sketch is a long sequence of moments, oberved and documented. The memories are richer, more intense.

Sjusjøen

Late afternoon. Drawn outside, well wrapped up. Each time I see this sketch I am reminded of the sense of connection and stillness I had when I drew this.

Sussex

A way out, Or way in. Lush foliage and intense tonal contrasts.

Sussex

Brighton, painted with my sister by my side.

Sussex

One of many walks on the Downs. Wondering how few brush-marks it takes to communicate the forms and textures.

Sussex

At Lisa's midsummer party. Playing with fine lines, building up textures and tones.

Østlandet

From Østre Bolærne. Early morning. Brush pen, exploring mark-making.

Østlandet

From Østre Bolærne. Early morning colours.

Østlandet

Harestua lake still frozen early in Spring. While everyone was sleeping.

Østlandet

Harestua lake, summer morning.

Østlandet

Near Kikut, midsummer late evening, with a dried up brush pen.

Østlandet

Evening light at Ringeby

Dordogne

Midday at Le Coudougnol. Exploring tone and texture possibilites with fine pen-lines.

Dordogne

From La Folie, just before departure. Mark-making with brush-pen.

Brecon Beacons

Starting a single tree, the drawing expanded, unplanned.

Sussex

A favourite place. Delicious undulations.