Thursday, 30 August 2018

Romney Marsh

"An historical patina covers their buildings more deeply than any others, in England at least. Indeed I know of no place save for Paris, where memories seem to think on every stone."

(Ford Maddox Ford)

" I see no trend running through my work; I simply get on with my life and my painting."

(John Piper)


  1. Dear Ian Sidaway,
    I have taken great pleasure in spending time with this blog of yours for the last couple of days. Your art is just marvellous - and I find the the tiny portions of text you "dish out", together with the drawings, both amusing & intriguing.
    But I also have a few questions for you: Do you do all the drawing on site? And: What kind of pen do you prefer for this fine line work?

    All the best
    Sigrun Hodne

    1. Dear Sigrun
      Drawings are made onsite, in hotels, bars, cafes, and back at the studio, wherever and whenever there is time. Often just a few lines are made onsite in pencil or ink and the bulk of any tonal work done later. I work from life and digital photographs. I use 0.05 and 0.1 Copic Multiliner pens as I can replace both the nib assembly and the ink cartridge.


  2. Thank you so much!
    Am just about to start following your classes at Sketchbook Skool - looking forward to it!

  3. I am also enrolled in Watercolor Rules at Sketchbook Skool and so excited to explore your work, both in watercolor (amazing!) and the line drawings on this blog