Sketchbooks enable a quick ‘on the spot’ response, capturing the essence of sky, a light effect, a moment in the progression of a child, a successful colour moment in flower bed, a structure of growth in a plant. They offer the chance to experiment with media, and to extract pattern, or with line, colour or a simple wash, to analyse and record. These often produce an interesting spontaneous image.

As a workbook a ‘sketchbook’ provides a space for the trial and development of compositions and themes over a more extended period.

Explore the sketches using the left/right arrows below, or click on an image to view larger.

Garden Studies

Still Life & Flowers

Landscapes