Sunday, 30 June 2013

Long time since I managed to get to a sketchers day out, but despite the weather enjoyed losing myself in drawing again. Great day out with great company.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Port Seton on a grey day

We almost called it off today as the weather forecast was so bad. But when we got there, it started to clear up.  I had decided the lobster pots were for me, so boldly went in with a scratchy pen.

 I think I exhausted myself doing this complicated drawing, cos it was downhill afterwards...
One of the non-working boats in the harbour - 'Swift Sure'  - I love the lines of this boat.
And the dark harbour with Fife peeping over the top - I thought it would be better in graphite....

And I was watching the men painting the big boat, so I sketched it in pen
And when I got home I added some watercolour, while the image was still in my mind. Big improvement!
On my way home, I stopped the car to do a couple of quick pastel sketches.  I was fighting against the wind, which had become rather fierce, and maybe you can see this in the sketches.  This is looking towards the Pentlands.

And this looks towards Musselburgh from the same spot (the red is from poppies!). I spent even less time on it, but the field of barley in the foreground looked amazing (have not done it justice).

Looking forward to seeing Mhairi's and Elspeth's sketches!  Next trip on 2nd August, no venue yet decided.....

Monday, 3 June 2013

Part of Aberdour Castle sketched on a sunny day from a conveniently positioned bench!