Six hardy souls went to Felixstowe this week, where it turned out to be grey but eventually warm enough for ice creams. Quite a lot of inspirational photos featuring boats for your consideration, and Diana, who didn't go, has also contributed boat photos from Woodbridge.
First picture was my morning's work of some rusty old anchors and seaweed.
The second piece, a 40 minute attempt using pen, pencil, watercolour and felt pens.....'
At the end you will find more from Sally in the form of photos for your inspiration.
The second is a sketch of an interesting boathouse.
Jackie and did the same boat separately we both liked the poppies against the blue of the boat. Jackie’s was very inventive because she zoomed in on the poppies by blocking then with a rectangle, very clever.'
'1. View of supports for hut, mooring blocks, scrubbing posts and old anchors, looking across the Deben to Bawdsey shore. Indian ink using bamboo pen and Chinese brush.
2.Mooring ropes, posts, mud and algae, unfinished. Watercolour, pen, ink and inktense paints.
A very sociable day!'
I have also been doing some sketches from photos. From these sketches I'm going to start work on some new paintings - hopefully!
I am sure some of you will know all about this, but I have just discovered the Royal Academy Saturday Sketch Club, with various video workshops available for different techniques, having missed the live versions. These are all free, but there is a suggestion that one may want to make a donation.
Let's hope the weather remains good for further expeditions.