Boat drawing challenge

Graham Thew November 2, 2020

Ahead of next Sunday’s boat drawing challenge for Wirral Urban sketchers I have prepared some info sheets on drawing boats and even filmed a short video on the “figure of 8 method of drawing boats” this is a fun excercise which you can find in the  info sheets section of this website. The sheet below…Read More »

As the Sun Sets. A Landscape.

Graham Thew September 25, 2020

I’m intrigued by the way that as the sun sets, the colours created by the extremes of light can transmorph the landscape into shapes that you could never imagine. Nor could you imitate the transition  with anything other than a painting. A photograph is an instant and will never register the “feel” or three dimensional…Read More »

Watch to the Horizon

Graham Thew

I’m on a roll! Finished another picture in my Horizon Watchers series. Especially pleased with this for the distance in the picture and the fact that the people are not overpowered by the depth and distance of the sea. It is also a slightly more realistic rendition of the people without trying too hard to…Read More »

Greetings Cards.

Graham Thew September 2, 2020

I have updated the website to show all my greetings card designs in the “Gallery” section. The minimum order for cards is 5 but they may be selected on a mix and match basis from all of the designs shown. All card come in a cellophane wrapper with a white envelope and are blank for…Read More »

Wallasey Golf Clubhouse

Graham Thew July 25, 2020

The clubhouse has recently been refurbished and the main bar and former stud  bar combined. A visual improvement also enhanced by the extension to the patio area. So I thought I should update my pictures of the building by undertaking this study. Hope you like it! It is available as a limited edition (50) Giclee…Read More »

The Horizon Watchers

Graham Thew

I have recently finished this picture which was in the planning stages for such a long time. The core of the work is the idea of horizon and how we all seem to be always waiting for whatever may be waiting for us beyond this enigmatic line. It’s always a positive thought and the concept…Read More »

Thwarted Urban Sketching meeting

Graham Thew June 27, 2020

Well I’ve just unfortunately had to cancel the meeting that was planned for tomorrow for Wirral Urban Sketchers due to the absolutely horrible weather forecast 🙁 It was to be our first distanced meeting after the lockdown. However with no open cafe there is really nowhere to shelter should the heavens open as looks likely….Read More »

Port Sunlight picture

Graham Thew

I have just completed a picture I have been meaning to do for some considerable time. It is based on a number of sketches I have done over the years with The Urban Sketchers and also on my own. Also using some references to some of the more famous works within the Lady Lever Gallery….Read More »

Chester Eastgate picture

Graham Thew May 12, 2020

I have just finished this picture of Chester Eastgate and the famous clock. It’s an image I have been meaning to get round to for some time after I sat and sketched it a year or so ago. It was a busy bustling summer’s day and quite unlike the view I think we would have…Read More »