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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

My last sketch in Weymouth - Friday 19 July. Still Hope Square, lunchtime at the Red Bull. The building has deep red brickwork with lots of blue brick features. Thought I'd stop the watercolouring before the umbrellas got lost in the background. Goodbye Weymouth, hello Sheffield, good to be home despite missing sketching those picturesque fishing boats!

Monday, 29 July 2013

Friday 19 July. The Crows Nest Bistro at Hope Square, Weymouth. A cool place to be when it's so hot. Our group had lunch there the previous Sunday - I had my favourite - grilled sardines under that shady tree.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Still Thursday 18 July - now afternoon. I sketched this fishing boat CK109 "Boy Michael" from the same shaded spot as this morning but looking north across Weymouth Harbour. A couple of young women came up to me and said I shouldn't be hiding away with a drawing like this - I had to tell them I was only hiding from the sun! What a nice thing for them to say.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Thursday 18 July Weymouth Harbour with that huge catamaran ferry (sketched on 17 July) on the left of the drawing. I sketched this one in the shade of a tiny sales kiosk on the right bank - moving around in it's shadow in synchronicity with the sun.

Friday, 26 July 2013

The boat with no name

Wednesday 17 July. Left bank of Weymouth Harbour again - experiment with a really dark background. The boat had no name and number - the name on the lifebelt on board had the first part worn off but ended with the letters "hlade". Wonder what sort of life it had.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Weymouth Harbour Dorset UK, Wednesday 17 July. I arrive at the right bank at 11 o'clock to see this oversized toy boat! I was the Ferry to the Channel Islands. I didn't know when it was due to leave so I got my pen, paints and smooth paper (not my usual textured watercolour paper) for an extra speedy sketch. 11.30 there was a frightening loud blast on it's horn, the engines shook the whole harbour when they were fired up and the huge catamaran took off backwards. End of sketch.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The fishing boat FY33 "Caralee" at Weymouth Harbour

Tuesday 16 July. The fishing boat FY33 "Caralee" at Weymouth Harbour with the Pavilion behind. Still sweltering hot - only shade was in Weymouth Sailing Club Boatyard where I was locked in! Climbed over the gate to get out and was told off by one of the members of the Club. I suffer for my Art!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Ships at Portland Harbour (Dorset UK).

Monday afternoon 15 July - 2 sisters at Portland Harbour (Dorset UK). In the background you can see yachts sailing round last year's Olympic course. The 2 young men swimming in the foreground were cooling off and showing off in front of their girlfriends.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Boats at Chesil Beach, Portland, UK

Last week Monday morning 15 July. Boats on the Chiswell/Fortuneswell end of Chesil Beach, Isle of Portland, Dorset, UK. Chesil Beach (or Bank) is a spit of shingle and pebbles 18 miles long, 50 feet high. Portland stone has been used over the centuries in the UK to construct many of the Government and Public Buildings in London.