Saturday, 18 August 2018

First opportunity to sketch in China

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. 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

In Old Leigh with the Chalk_Collective group

It continues to be hot so an early start and then in the Crooked Billet/Osborne brothers area in the shade.   Lots of people quenching their thirst and eating cockles.






Saturday, 7 July 2018

It is too hot to be out during the middle of the day

I managed to burn my arm on Wednesday sitting in the afternoon sun so this morning I joined Paul at the Cliff lifts just before 9am to do some quick studies and left at 10 having sat in the only bit of shade along the front. 




Wednesday, 4 July 2018

The glorious weather continues

Yesterday did a quick sketch of a corner of Leigh Library Gardens whilst making time to go to lunch with RNLI friends and today sat and sketched a few of the many children on Leigh beach whilst waiting for Paul to finish his class.  Then he drove us to Benfleet Creek, a great place to sketch.  With the added bonus of a bar in a barge and a cold beer. 





Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sunday afternoon in Westcliff at high tide.

Really hot afternoon and the tide comes right up in Westcliff so people sit on the pavement to sunbathe.   Cooled off under the trees in the Cliff gardens where groups were picnicking.  Used a fountain pen and some water to act as a wash.





Sunday, 10 June 2018

Leigh Art Trail week. Sketching with Chalk_Collective to mark the occasion.

 Leigh Library Gardens looking across the estuary towards  Canvey Island.
 The library building.
 A well laden fig tree in the library gardens.
Leigh Church graveyard.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

With Chalk_Collective in the Cliff Gardens

The weather is really variable.  After a positively tropical Tuesday, Wednesday was breezy, chilly and grey.   The evening did brighten up for our Chalk _Collective meet but I wore my winter coat and wished I had had a hat and gloves.  We warmed up in the Westcliff hotel!



Friday, 20 April 2018

At the Smack in Leigh with Chalk Collective

A beautiful evening but the Smack wasn't so full and,as usual anyone I started to sketch got up and walked away!!



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Wallasea, the cross rail project.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/wallasea-island-wild-coast-project/

A nice Sunday walk, although a bit grey,  with my brother, sister and sister in law.  Hares, swans, geese, seals and lots of other birds.




Friday, 16 March 2018

Some photos taken by my sketching buddy Paul Alcock last Saturday

Leadenhall Market, St Dunstans in the East, Whittington Avenue and the Tower of London but not in that order!!!








Saturday, 10 March 2018

Photo taken by Cathryn Worrell at the end of the meet today.


Leadenhall Market with London Urban Sketchers

A rather grey day in London, just minutes from Fenchurch Street station. Treasures I didn't know of. First  a very quick trip to Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street.  Will be going back. Then sketching in Leadenhall Market and at St Dunstans in the East.   This church dates from Saxon times.  Was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the great fire of London and  then bombed in 1941 during the blitz.