This week in Sketches…

I’ve been working through a new book, Keys to Drawing, and one of the exercises is to copy a ‘master’s handwriting’ – so the above is my attempt at the wonders of Vincent Van G.

One of my favourite art books is ‘Vincent Van Gogh: The Drawings‘, incredible stuff from someone who is mostly known, obviously, for his paintings. The above picture took about 90 minutes, to make all those tiny marks. Then I turned around and drew the scene at 90º to the lake above, and this, below, only took 5 minutes!

Next, a lunchtime view out over my desk and our roof terrace from the living room…

And finally, some more fun, what I call my ‘art therapy’:

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