I’m on the move to a new home and busy packing up. Came across some of my old sketchbooks: it was so good looking through them, and it passed a happy hour when I should have been packing! I’ve filled hundreds of sketchbooks over the years, but I don’t keep them all: space issues and fairly frequent moves make that impractical. So I keep the special ones – those packed full of goodness, or those which bring back a special time, perhaps a holiday or a turning point.
And curiously, I came across the sketch below, from 2005, which is to be the view from my new house. I can’t wait!
St Materiana Church, Tintagel – Sketchbook Drawing
Drawing of Stile on Cornwall coast path, Tintagel castle
Only time to post a quick drawing this week. No time for painting, alas, or walking. Just toiling for the man. But next week – ah, I will be strolling in the sunshine!
Hope you enjoy your weekend.
Tintagel Old Post Office – Pen & Ink Drawing in Progress
Have made good progress this week with many art-related things, including the series of drawings of the Old Post Office at Tintagel, continued from here. It’s a lovely building, but very irregular, having evolved over the centuries. So it tends to look as if you’ve drawn it ‘wrong’ unless you straighten it up a bit!
Have a good weekend.
Tintagel Old Post Office
One day sun, next day rain….
A little drawing I did outside of a wonderfully moody sky over Tintagel castle and coast. Lundy Island in the distance. One of those views I’d like to make into a B-i-g Painting. The easel is ready. The canvases are ready. Maybe this autumn…
The Old Post Office, Tintagel (detail)
Pen & Ink Drawing 11×7.5ins / 28x19cm
Just started a series of drawings of The Old Post Office, Tintagel. Quaint old building with delightful nooks and crannies, and not a straight line to be seen. Hope I’ve captured some of that here. Lovely to be using pen and ink again – so long since I’ve done any drawing. I’m using a dip pen here. It gives a lovely characterful line, and is a link with the past – think Van Gogh used one.
Hope you’re having a great weekend, and thanks for visiting.