Friday, April 08, 2016

What is it with Roads?

Under and Over Moleskine sketchbook
I love roads, motorways are even better. I have been trying to work out what it is about them that I like and I think it is this: They are such brutal things, so completely man made, they are peopled yet lonely and they are ugly and therefore there is a sad beauty in them.  Anyway I am drawn to paint them, have been for years.  This is one from a sketchbook about London that I am making, doing these sketchbooks is making me fall deeply in love with watercolour again, just cant get enough of it.
 Here I am sketching on Primrose Hill, working on the London sketchbook while spending five days up in London.  I also had a great time at the private view of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition at the Mall Galleries.  Here I am looking proud beside my painting!