Monday, December 30, 2013

Memory illustration

Great view of the Abbey, through the huge window at Westminster Lodge swimming pool


Sunday, December 29, 2013

The walk up to the bluebell wood


Friday, December 27, 2013

Sketching in St Albans

All I have to say about this, is fill up your ink pens with ink before you go out sketching!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Metallica fan

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Heartwood path

Walking in Sandridge


Thursday, December 19, 2013

You wouldn't think they were the same boy

Also drawn using Procreate, this time with the contrasty ink pen


Practising with procreate

Wet paintbrush tool. While Xavier plays computer games with Toby.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Driving to Dorset

Xavier's new blog

My son Xavier has started a new blog where he reviews and writes about film. I'm sure he'd appreciate the occasional visitor and comment.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Lovely lunch stop

In the middle of summer, the hidden lush gardens in the centre of the Petit Palais made a beautiful, cool sanctuary to enjoy lunch.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Paris people

Thursday, December 05, 2013

And another Paris sketch

My feet throbbing from trekking round almost every art gallery in Paris, I sat on the slope facing the Pompidou centre, sketching, while my sister managed to squeeze in a little more art viewing in the Atelier Brancusi.

St Albans Chamber Choir concert this Saturday

A concert of Christmas music including Weihnachtshistorie by Heinrich Schütz and music by Gabrieli, Scheidt and Praetorius, 7:30 pm this Saturday at St Saviour's church. You can buy tickets at

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

St Albans Judo Club

Sadly our lovely judo club in the village has closed its doors for the last time. So we've taken Xavier to the nearest alternative club. I feel bad that I never got round to nominating the Sandridge club for a community award for being a fantastic asset to the village community.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Watching Australia beat Wales

A Saturday night spent with my Dad. Same view but less pretty subjects than this one I drew several years ago.