Charcoal & Bichrome Wash Sketches, Bristol 1996

This gallery contains 5 to 15 minute charcoal and bichrome wash sketches. They are drawn on Borden & Riley 24” by 36” ‘penny bond’ paper using square willow charcoal or carbon pencil with warm+cool watercolour washes. Some of these were done at the Drawing Centre at the UWE Bower Ashton campus and the rest at my studio in Montpelier. When I returned to Bristol in 1996 I soon got hired as the first employee in an engineering startup company. Within a few months the workload had increased to the level where, for the first time in my life, I had no time to draw for a long period. In fact I did no fine artwork at all for the next eight years. The pictures in this gallery are among the last I made before this situation arose.