"The Sterling Cables Tower, Newbury", Graphite.
Something learnt: Having done very little work in unadorned pencil in recent years, it was pleasing to use it again.
"Donnington Castle", Watercolour.
I painted this from the driver's seat of my car in the car park at Donnington Castle, a civil war ruin just outside of Newbury (no relation to the motor racing track at Castle Donington).Something learnt: Maybe I'm getting a bit better at this watercolour lark.
ripped up an unsolicited Next catalogue.
The image is based on two sketches of the volcanic peak of Pico in the Azores, as seen from our hotel room in Faial in 1999.
I used Pritt Stick to glue my scraps of paper down. It worked very well until I used water(colour) on page 9... the glue got sticky again and stuck itself to the acrylic on the opposite page. Fortunately, I was able to separate the pages without damaging anything.
Something learnt: Don't make collages with Pritt Stick if there is any chance that they might get damp! PVA glue mixed with water seems to make a reasonable varnish or sealant, however.