My 2018 challenge part 8

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Quite a few sketches to catch up on so I have split them with a final catch up in a few days. Well winter is hanging with a vengeance keeping spring at bay something I have become even more aware of as I sketch daily.


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I am unsure of the differences between these and tangerines and satsumas, but this one was quite smooth and glossy.

My 2018 challenge part 7

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I missed posting these on the website last weekend so this week there are 15 sketches I have added. Use the scroll bars to view them all.

Cotton reel

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A cotton reel from my sewing box. An interesting shadow created by a cylinder.


The sketch a week exhibition

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Sketch a week exhibition

Today is the last day of the exhibition so a hearty thank you to everyone who visited and gave such wonderful feedback. For those of you who came I thank you for participating in my little competition for 2 people to each win one of the prints from the 2016 sketch a day challenge. Yesterday myself and Michaela each drew a ticket from the box and the 2 lucky winners have each been informed. I hope you both enjoy your prints.


So what were your favorites?  43 different sketches proved to be someones favorite and every sketch was in someones top 3. However these were the 5 favorites.  See them all here.

Week 28

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Week  30

My 2018 challenge part 6

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Couple of shallots grown by my mum that will make it into supper at some point. The shadows helps with the overall form, and the roots leave you in no doubt what they are. In 3 minutes you have to find the important features that define the subject.


Butternut squash

With the cold weather coming this will form part of some hearty stew.  Squashes don’t give you much to use from a textural point of view so the shape is critical to defining them.


Printing baron

These are used to burnish the print onto paper for lino cuts. I must confess I have never found great joy in using this one and prefer a wooded spoon. So at least this can serve a a sketch subject.


My trusty Doc martins

Love my red boots and as you can tell I hope that they are well worn and loved, slightly baggy which is great as they are soft and comfortable. Red with a buckle!


Looking north from Southwold pier

With my asthma being so bad I have managed so few outdoor sketches and despite the sketches being just 3minutes I intend for many to be landscapes. So I managed this from within the cafe looking out the window.


Beach pebble

Again another from subjects within my studio that was sitting on the window sill. Just a plain grey pebble smooth from the sea.


Note book

Another simple object but here getting the perceptive correct is crucial . Simple lines give the feeling of may pages all slightly open to different degrees. Lighting the subject to give it shadows helps again in defining the form.


My 2018 challenge part 5

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Slice of baguette

Remnant of today’s dinner. A crust slice of bread. Oops put the wrong date on this one.


My glasses

Fortunately I have more than one pair.



Thought I should do this today as it is Shrove Tuesday. In the UK many people celebrate by eating pancakes usually with sugar and lemon.



One of my many feathers I have at home.



Needed these this winter it has seemed a particularly cold winter.


MP3 Speaker

A very simple design.


Barney the Cat

Round at our friends with their beautiful cat called Barney. Gladly he sat reasonably still for nearly the three minutes, just two poses.