Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

China Town, Manchester

Back street in China Town, Manchester. Taken from a photo on a recent visit. Done in a Moleskin A4 watercolour journal.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Timpson, Lytham

This is the tiny Timpson shop in Lytham that I use for keys, shoe repairs etc. I persuaded the owner to pose outside and took a photo so I could sketch it at home. I hope I caught how awkward he felt!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pablo's Cafe/Restaurant, Blackpool

Another wet, cold and blustery day out of season brighted up by the colourful kiosks on Blackpool's Golden Mile.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pontins, Blackpool

What's left of the soon to be demolished Pontins holiday camp on the border between St. Annes and Blackpool.  It always reminded me of a prison camp. I'm not sure if the barbed wire was to keep people out or keep the holiday makers in?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trampolines and Miniature Train, St Annes

Most local parents and visitors to St. Annes will know this place. It has a knack of emptying your pockets when your kids are small.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ice Cream Kiosk, New Station Cafe, St Annes

An evening sketch of an ice cream kiosk out of season on the promenade in St. Annes done from the car (until the traffic warden moved me on) and coloured at home. There are a couple of old railway carriages there that have been converted into a cafe and gift shop.

Friday, February 3, 2012

"New Slides" Sandcastle, Blackpool

Wished I'd never started this one! I found a parking spot facing The Sandcastle and just "dived" straight in. Sorry.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Merchants, Lytham

I'm attracted to shop fronts at the moment and liked the signage of this local bric-a-brac shop, Merchants,  in Lytham. That's not a car in the window but my attempt at reflections!

Schizoid Man Photo

I visited Fylde Gallery at Booths supermarket in Lytham for the first time and decided to sketch my favourite photo on display by local photographic societies.