I took a few photos earlier this month of some local dogs swimming in the slipway, which then inspired some doodling... Shake it off! 💦 Ballpoint pen on cartridge paper. This is a sketch of a lovely retriever named Ben, who has been launching himself into the local slipway for his daily swim for as … Continue reading Some ballpoint pen sketching…
Missing being out on boats at the moment - especially with the lovely weather, but lockdown has at least prompted me to get drawing! This was sketched on A4 Daler Rowney Aquafine cold pressed watercolour paper, and I used Sakura Pigma Micron pens and Winsor and Newton watercolour pans. I love the texture on this … Continue reading Wayfarer and Wanderer, pen and watercolour
Last Wednesday I went out on the water with my local sailing group for the first time this season, and brought my camera along to get a few photos. After a dismal and overcast start to the evening, the skies cleared for a beautiful sunset over the Broads. I took the opportunity to dust off … Continue reading Oulton Broad, Wayfarer Sailing
On Boxing Day I watched the dinghies and keelboats racing from Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club, and took a few photos. I couldn't resist getting a bit more creative with some of my photos, even using the reflections in the clubhouse windows!
Needing a bit of inspiration, I walked around Oulton Broad's Nicholas Everitt Park at the weekend with an idea of taking a few landscape photos of the autumn leaves and ice. As the sky clouded over, and the light faded, I found myself focusing instead on a group of squirrels that were congregating around a … Continue reading Squirrels!
My main focus for this pastel painting was the vibrant colours in the sunset - I wanted the reflected light in the scene to stand out more than the location itself, so only included a limited amount of detail. I worked from a reference photo I'd taken a few years ago in Oulton Broad on … Continue reading Broads Sunset
This pyrography was created for one of my sailing instructor colleagues in 2012. The inspiration for this was a photo that I'd taken a few years earlier when I was assisting with a Level 1 dinghy sailing course in Oulton Broad, Suffolk in 2009. I created this by burning the image onto a piece of … Continue reading Wayfarer Sailing, Pyrography