I think this is the 53rd or 4th Barge Match to take place off the end of Southend pier. I went down early with Paul and his son so we were able to do some sketches before the boats started hauling up their sails and moving into the starting place. It was a wonderful opportunity to see these incredible boats. A suspect package under the land end of the pier meant that we had to cut short our visit but fortunately it was nothing. So our last few sketches were of people waiting to be able to leave whilst the authorities investigated.
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Thursday, 27 July 2017
During the nice weather got a little water colour sketch done in Leigh and then the Chalk Collective organised a sketch night at the Cliffs Pavilion. Great chance before the performance started to sketch people but during the interval not many people came to the bar. It is also getting dark earlier so drawing the view from the windows had to be quick. The sketches are a little difficult to see as I used a fountain pen with a fine nib.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
It is the Leigh art trail this week. Exhibits in shops, cafes, workshops so Paul organised a sketch walk starting in the library gardens, then in the churchyard and on down into the old town. A group of about 10 started out on what was a gloriously sunny afternoon. We ended in the Crooked Billet pub courtyard.