Sketchbook- August 2020

Artwork sketchbook August 2020

The weather has been quite good during the month of August so I took the opportunity to get out and practice my plein air sketching. Nearly all of these pages were produced in the one book. It was a 5″ x 7″ spiral bound book which I had for a while and I think it was made of Bockingford 90lb watercolour paper. I recall buying it from Youdells art shop in Kendal.

My Winsor and Newton field box was put to good use. In this gallery I have included all of the sketches. As you can see, I have included the failures along with the successes. Please note, I do not sell these sketches, they are kept for future reference.

Here is a video of me talking through this sketchbook:

Feel free to leave a comment on this post. I am always happy to read them. Perhaps you have a favourite sketch or location from this set? Perhaps I have inspired you to pick up a paintbrush? Would you like to see more along these lines? Let me know.

Thank you for reading.


  1. I enjoyed your video of this sketch book. It is always best when the artist shares their thoughts of the work. Sharing memories brings the work to life in a magnificent no other presentation.

  2. Expecting delivery of a W&N Field Box tomorrow and was looking for peoples views of them. Found your Bowes Castle video and then arrived here. At 86 I doubt I shall achieve your flair but I can stop worrying about contaminating pans with a dirty brush! Would you sell the invented flight of geese page from your sketch book above? Our first flight has just arrived and it would be nice to have a challenge this winter hanging on my sitting room wall.

    • Hi Ken, Thanks for the comment. Apologies for the delay in replying but we have been away. I hope that the box arrived safe and sound and that you enjoy using it. Getting as much prcatice in as possibkle is the best way to improve IMHO. Keep the sketches quick and simple and dont worry about the paints contaminating the water too much. Sadly I dont sell the sketches from my sketchbooks but I appreciate you asking. Good luck with your sketching.

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