I don’t usually paint or draw portraits of pets, let alone do commission work, but here is one of a friend’s Staffordshire Terrier in memorial. This has been completed using Pen and Ink, pencil and Uni-ball Pens. Below is an acrylic of another friend’s Jack Russell painted some years ago.
A pen & Ink drawing portrait of an NHS Colleague of mine, a privilege to have worked with him. Al 😎.
Back to a little Pen & ink just to change the tempo for awhile. Midday at Bucks Mills a picturesque village on the North Devon coast in England. This leads down to a stoney beach where in bygone time there used to be a small harbour and limekilns. With a little licence i’ve added a few cow parsley plants to liven things up. The cabin in the middle of the picture is owned by the National Trust and used to be an artist’s retreat. Still used today although not as a residence.
I dedicate this picture to the memory of an old art teacher of mine, ‘James Paterson A.R.C.A. 1916 – 1986. Know to us as Jimmy’ who painted some wonderful watercolours of this village and the surrounding area
Billy Gibbons (Pen & Ink with some Bideford Black coal based pigment) 290mm x320mm. Just a brief travel back to my draughtsman & illustration days to produce this study of the Famous Mr Gibbons from ZZ Top. Managed to see them at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and still rocking! Al
Photograph courtesy of Kerry Langford Photography & thanks for allowing me to draw.
Pen & Ink drawing of Wilko Johnson of Dr Feelgood fame. Limited Addition Print.
Pilton Church February 2014. My local church just behind where I live and twice a week we hear the bells. Not a religious person but I love walking around the old graveyard here. I am still trying to find a printer/scanner big enough to manage this picture. My intention is to make a run of limited additions.
With my more Buddhistic and Eastern beliefs I’ve managed to incorporate a rather nice OM into the evergreen tree on the left.
Pen & Ink drawing of wind blown trees by an old gate at the top of North Lane nr Georgham, North Devon. Along this road you can visit some the finest beaches in the UK. Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton. This is now in print as a limited addition.
Last of the day’s sunlight on the Red Lion Hotel in Clovelly’s Harbour. North Devon, England. Pen and ink drawing the original photo and sketches made during the Annual Clovelly Lobster Festival. This is now available as a limited edition print.