The first was from the bar of the Hilton Hotel at Southend airport. The bar overlooks the runway, the large windows meant for a challenging session as there were lots of reflections. Last night we went back to the Railway Pub. The jazz is always good and we were a bigger group than usual.
Thursday, 21 November 2019
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Sunday, 27 January 2019
Saturday, 8 September 2018
It is going to get really, really cold soon so I am making the most of getting out and about when I can. Relying on a camera more than sketching very often as I am with other people and time is limited. I did quick sketches at a coffee shop in Longshon with Michelena, in Dalian whilst waiting to get my hair cut and today sketched the sun flowers in Blueberry Farm which is right behind the building where teachers are housed. It was overrun with photographers shouting instructions to brides in ridiculous frilly nylon dresses whilst their grooms fussed with ill fitting cheap suits. This is big business in China and this area seems to attract dozens... as soon as they finished takes in the sun flowers another group drove up.
Saturday, 18 August 2018
On Saturday late afternoon school organised a beach barbecue at Golden Pebble Beach. The guy at the umbrella in front of us was out for the count on his lounger chair and as I was finishing the sketch a couple turned up for their wedding photographs which turned into the entertainment for the evening. When I work out how to send photos from my phone I will post, as it got dark the bride was strung with light bulbs... the evening finished with the inevitable fireworks. Food appeared and all thoughts of sketching vanished.