We haven’t been to Manchester Airport Viewing Park for a long time, and the weekend saw us running an errand and popping in to the park. It has changed a little with a nice cafe and restaurant and the wonderful Concorde. You can’t get that near it, but it must be great having a wedding or conference under it.

This is my watercolour sketch from a photo taken on the day.

Spent quite a lot of time working in Malaysia around 15 years ago. Loved the place so much I returned with the other half for a holiday. The reference photo for this was taken on the holiday. Watercolour sketch in my A4 sketchbook.

Back to art group this evening. We were all given a rose to draw ink. No pencil allowed as a pre-drawing. We were given half an hour, but I was enjoying this so much that I carried on all night. Loved drawing this in my favourite medium.

Visited Ashton before Christmas. Actually went to Ikea there, then into the town with the family. The market was busy and I took the reference photo for this watercolour whilst our granddaughter was on a fairground ride to the side.  A bit of a strange one to paint but I liked to old building in the background.

The second watercolour of the year. This is a double page spread sketchbook painting of our favourite local place, Whalley Abbey. I took the photo a while ago and loved the shadows falling from the edge of the image. Getting back into the swing of things again, and enjoying the art.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any art. Work and Christmas has sort of been in the way lately and I have subsequently suffered from a bit of a block. I am determined to make sure I post lots more of my art as I get my mojo back. I am determined to do something everyday, some wont be posted here but the stuff I’m happy with will make an appearance. This painting is of the war memorial in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle.

Sat watching X-Factor this evening and drew this very sketch sketch of the gorgeous Nicole Sherzinger. The original photo was from Billboard. I quite enjoye enjoy doing these scrawly sketch portraits. Done with the Sketches app.

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Work took us both to Oxford for the weekend which gave me a chance to do a couple of sketches around the city. it was so cold that after the drawing of the Radcliffe Camera I made my way indoors to the library. great to get back into the swing.

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