The most recent painting came about after I did some research into family history in London's East End, and I mused over the pointlessness of it. I could find out names, dates and locations of these people, but I wouldn't get to meet them -they were dead - or find out what kind of people they were. The painting is based on old photos - thanks to the excellent website 'The Ghosts of Old Spitalfields' (http://www.spitalfieldslife.com/2010/12/26/the-ghosts-of-old-london/) and shows streets empty of people.
Years ago, I used to take pastels to Scotland to sketch.They made an amazing mess, I never had the right colours, and the wind blew the paper away. These are my first attempt at taking the magic sketchbook instead. The only drawbacks of this were that I couldn't see the screen in the sun and I figured it would be pretty unwise to use it in the rain.So here are sketches of cloudy but not rainy, weather