Sunday 19 November 2017

Belfairs woods with Chalk Collective

A bitterly cold but gloriously bright Sunday sketching in Belfairs woods which should be renamed "dog paradise"!   I don't think I have ever seen so many dogs in one place!  Am a little nearer to getting the cold weather gear right. Thermal leggings,  down gillet plus coat, fingerless gloves which worked on the painting hand but next time will take "proper" gloves for my left hand. Even in the sun it was very cold.  Amazingly the paint dried quicker today than on other occasions... maybe it just froze!

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Leigh on sea.

I met Paul after his class and we stayed in the Cooperative Fish Monger area sketching as the tide went out. The Brent Geese were all gathering as the water ebbed away. It is a pretty impressive sight but impossible to capture in a sketch.   A damp, grey day, a couple of hours sitting was more than enough. 

Friday 3 November 2017

From the Kursaal to the Pier.

This morning was absolutely beautiful so met up with Paul at the Kursaal.
From there we crossed to the water fountains, and moved along sketching on the way finishing in front of the shore lifeboat station.   I stupidly didn't check to see if I had ink in my pen and really could have done with the pen.   Drawing the head of the pier was quite challenging so will go back with my pen to do a bit more work on that sketch.