Studies in charcoal, mostly. Original size A3
Let me know if you know who, or who they are supposed to be.
There is a prize!
Lottie in the sink.
Original size A3.
in pencil and charcoal. A3. If you check on PAGE 22 and scroll down to November 6th you will see the inspiration for this picture. April 2020.
Original size A3. April 2020.
Charcoal. Original size A3.
A delicate touch
(or caress even) with the pencil on calligraphy paper. Original size A4.
3rd May 2020.
Lunch time Sunday 9th February 1969, Paine Field near Everett, Washington State USA. The prototype 747 touches down after its maiden flight.
I missed it, doing a bit of shopping down the road!
Charcoal. Original size A3. 5th May 2020.
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy c1929
Possibly Croydon Airport.
Charcoal. Original size A3
22nd May 2020.
Barns in the Snow
- with thanks to GJ.
On high quality wall lining paper.
Charcoal. Original size 45cm x 66cm (quite big!)
3rd June 2020.
Charcoal. Original size 30cm x 38cm
15th June 2020.
The 'Saviour of Freedom'
Charcoal Original size A3
29th June 2020.
William and Tim
The Grenson Team
Original size A4 Pencil
1st July 2020.
Now I want you to look at these closely as they are a rare example of a forgotten artform practiced by old Greengrocers. In this case an expensive commission by no less then the celebrated Don Capel of Greenford, Oxshott and Bookham. He has promised to produce tickets in £.s.d next time. If the price is right! 19th July 2020.
Original size A3 Charcoal
20th July 2020.
Original size A3 Charcoal
29th July 2020.
As you know I am not in the habit of using rude words on this blog but you'll forgive me for saying that I think that these are ******* brilliant. Don has once again managed to 'create' in his own inimitable style. Thanks Don.
9th August 2020.
If you wish to view this 'in the flesh' please visit The McAlpine Mausoleum tucked away at the back of Cobham Cemetary in Tilt Road, you will know it is for the McAlpine family by the design of the gate which incorporates the letters McA.
I assume that the Mausoleum was designed by Sir Robert McAlpine (Concrete Bob), he died in 1934.
My parents used to work for him at Knott Park House in Oxshott in the early 1930's and it has been suggested that they named their son after him - we'll never know.
If you happen to know anything about the Stunning Bronze statue of the young lady, I and others would be interested.
Pencil and Charcoal. Original size 36cm x 28cm.
5th September 2020.
My first proper motor was a 1931 Morris Minor bought from a work colleague for £25 in 1957. She had cable brakes that worked occasionally sometimes requiring a dive into the hedge to stop, sloppy steering, doors that popped open when going round corners, crank handle starter if needed, (which was most of the time) a triangular arrangement for the clutch, brake and accelerator so that you could heel and toe the accelerator and brake and and at the same time double de-clutching and going down through the gears, the 'universal joints' were made from fibre discs held in place by 3 bolts two of which were missing, cart springs and dampers that didn't work resulting in a great deal of wallowing but apart from that she was lovely.
Charcoal. A4. 9th September 2020.
The QE2 Bridge at the Dart Crossing. Referred to on PAGE 4 of this blog. Charcoal A4. 13th September 2020.
The 'Stone Bridge' Oxshott
referred to in The Oxshott Village Sign Story.
I'd like to say this is us doing our morning exercises but I'm dreaming again.
They feature in a short blog on PAGE 10.
Pencil A4 23rd Sept 2020
Ice Cream Cart and Tea Hut referred to in
Aylings Corner Oxshott referred to in
Pencil A4 26th Sept 2020
The story of this BOAC 747 features on PAGE 20 of this blog.
Too much Charcoal sorry about the finger prints. A4 4th Oct 2020
My Favourite Bird - Except One!
It's a Crow. Charcoal. Original size A3.
December 31st 2020
The Runnable Stag
25.10.2020 Charcoal, Original size A4.
Past, Present and Future.
Charcoal A3. 22.11.2020.
There is a story attached to this one if you click HERE
A4 Pen and Charcoal.
February 21st 2021