Walked along to Thorpe Bay fairly early this morning to make the most of what has proved to be a glorious day.
Sunday, 27 August 2017
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.