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Month: March 2021

Shophouses of Penang

Shophouses of Penang

Today is the first day of easing restrictions from the third lockdown, in England. With light at the end of this long pandemic tunnel I’m starting to feel a little hope (mostly hoping that it’s not a train!).  As always, art and fellow artists have kept me from going crazy during this time.  Yesterday’s sketch was done during  another fun Instagram Live with 4 amazing sketchers, Alvin (@artofalvin), Marek (@marekbad64), Siu-Lan (@slc.scribbles) and Leslie (@montrealsketcher). This time, drawing the shophouses…

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People in the park

People in the park

Urban Sketchers London held their second online sketch meet up via Zoom. Today’s theme was ‘people’, led  by John Webb. I decided to sit on my local park bench to sketch people on this freezing but deceptively sunny day.  I admit, moving people are difficult to capture. I roughly sketched the outline of the landscape (path, trees etc) first and added people in one at a time as they walked along the path. This approach made it easier for me…

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Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

  I still remember the joy I felt when I saw this tree in full bloom for the first time, from the kitchen window of our then new home. It has never failed to bring us joy every Spring for the past 10 years, but this is the first time I’ve felt brave enough to give it full credit with my paint brush.