Author Archives: Bruce Thomson

Bridge at Ronda (in progress)

A work in progress – as you can see. This one is tricky – again – it’s small – and I don’t want to resort to small (000) brushes but it’s hard not to given the detail in the bridge. … Continue reading

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Sketch/painting Venice

I’ve ignored paintings since working on a piece of Fernando Alonso winning the European Grand Prix of Valencia in a Ferrari. This seemed to be the perfect subject – and I had all the reference and this painting was going … Continue reading

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Alfa Spider Concept

I’ve been busy of late, but not posting, as you’ll have noticed. My students were recently working on a “classic redesign” and one of the subjects (surprise, surprise) was a 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. Wonder where that came from? … Continue reading

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Porsche 914, Watkins Glen

I drove down to Watkins Glen last week and visited the old F1 track for the first time. The area is beautiful and the drive from the interstate alongside Seneca lake was lovely. I had the convertible hood of the … Continue reading

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Granada

I have been remiss – I have allowed an excess of self-imposed projects to impede my posting here – but – I will rectify this now with this belated posting of a sketch from the Muslim quarter in Granada from … Continue reading

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Sintra, Portugal

Another sketch from our recent travels, this one from Sintra, Portugal – a lovely area just north west of Lisbon.

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Ronda, Spain

A sketch from our recent trip to Spain. This is a clock tower in the “Plaza Duquesa de parcent” in the eastern part of Ronda. Like most of my sketch subjects it had a comforting proximity to a patio that … Continue reading

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Leuven

In the same sketchbook (circa 1985) that I found the Tower of London (previous post) I found this – and I find this vastly amusing. I remember staying in this Youth Hostel back in early July of 1985 – I’ve … Continue reading

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Old School and new.

When I was 18, I went to Europe – good move, I think – it altered my perceptions and changed my life – but I digress. Even back then, I sketched… and on the left you see a badly aged … Continue reading

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Please excuse the roughness of this – the final sketch in my “ABC” series – this is a sketch done in 6H pencil as a preliminary underlay for the final. The alliteration for this one (not printed out but slated … Continue reading

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