• Stonehenge – Thursday 23rd May

        The Artist and Stonehenge Visitor

        It’s not even funny. Today we’re back into thermals and waterproofs. Will it ever be warm in England? And today it’s seriously windy, especially so up at Stonehenge. As we […]

      • Stonehenge – Tuesday 21st May

        The artist's View

        The word ‘blanket’ is absolutely appropriate today. A blanket of cloud is hanging in the sky, making the roof of the world seem somewhat low. The good news is, it […]

      • Stonehenge – Friday 19th May

        Mark Anstee drawing Stonehenge 19th May

        It is a little foolhardy to visit Stonehenge on a Friday. The early weekend crowds will be visiting the monument and the second-home weekenders will be queuing on the A303 […]

      • Stonehenge – Wednesday 15th May

        Mark in the Stonehenge car park

        This morning on Radio 4 I hear Lydia Corbett, a French painter in her 70s who was Picasso’s model for his series of portraits of the girl with the ponytail, […]

      • Stonehenge – Monday 13th May

        The Stonehenge Artist after a rain shower

        Today we have our first journey around the brand new roundabout by Airman’s Corner. The highway folk are really moving along with things. It won’t be long before the memory […]

      • Thursday 9th May

        Chinook over Stonehenge

        Not many artists have taken on Stonehenge as a serious subject. The Eighteenth-Century antiquarian, William Stukeley, famously drew the stone circle from all angles in his survey of the ancient […]

      • Stonehenge – Wednesday 8th May

        The silverpoint trilithon continues

        The field of rape opposite the new visitor centre site is now the brightest, sharpest, lemon yellow and the sweet sickly scent of the flowers stays with us all the […]

      • Stonehenge – Saturday 4th May

        Artist and Visitors

        It’s Bank Holiday Weekend; of course Stonehenge is busy. It’s sunny and windy which means the car park is a tightly packed dust bowl and there’s some event happening here. […]

      • Stonehenge – Thursday 2nd May

        Silverpoint trilithon Thursday 2nd May

        I haven’t seen this much bare flesh at Stonehenge for a long time. Shorts and t-shirts are in abundance. The wind, however, is persistently chilly. Mark removes his long waterproof […]

      • Stonehenge – Tuesday 30th April

        The silverpoint continues 30/4/13

        It has been a very strange year weather wise. The winter has felt relentless but today it feels positively spring like. On the journey in, yellow is the predominant colour […]