Hometown glory

  [Lis Watkins in London] November in London and possibly the last chances to sketch outside before the weather turns too cold. Rich autumnal shades in nature and the start of the twinkling Christmas lightshow along busy shopping streets, the city looks lovely at this time of the year. Staying still, watching the world spin […]

High on a hill

urban watercolor sketch switzerland

[Lis Watkins in London] It was lovely to be invited to spend time in the Italian part of Switzerland earlier this month and give two workshops as part of the inaugural USk Week in Intragna, a small hilltop village in the canton of Ticino. The event was hosted by Mario Leimbacher, with Vincent Desplanche and […]

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

[by Lis Watkins in London] Meeting together, sharing sketchbooks and stories, drinking coffee in the warmth of an actual café. It’s been a while. Two sketches from an impromptu meet up at Spitalfields Market on Sunday afternoon. Reconnecting with sketching acquaintances from up north and down south. Conversations on the finer points of pens, paper […]

Good times

[Lis Watkins in London] Lockdown easing means a chance to travel that bit further in the capital. A visit to Kew, AKA the Royal Botanical Gardens, and it is possible to imagine you are travelling even further afield. On last Friday’s trip, I drew in the Mediterranean Garden and at the Japanese Gateway. Earlier in […]