MonthMarch 2017

Week 12, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Martello Tower Aldeburgh

After about half an hour I realised that today’s choice of location was not too smart with a stiff wind straight of the sea. However I walked all round the Martello towers and on the far side it far more sheltered and felt much warmer. But I couldn’t find a better view and I wanted to include the sea, it is just the way it happens. Built between 1808 and 1812 it is the most northerly tower and also the largest.

week 12

Week 11, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Aldeburgh beach

A really pleasant day on Aldeburgh beach with one of the inshore wooden boats IH38 that sits outside the White lion. Nice to chat to so many people who came to see me whilst I painted having recognised me after the Look East article during the week.

week 11

Week 10, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Looking towards Southwold

I have always liked this view and sketched it many times. The view is from the Blackshore looking up towards the town looking up the creek at the back of the caravan site. Despite the temperature being a little higher today (around 10C) it was still not warm sitting on the steps of Southwold Haven sluice, the colours were very muted on this grey March Saturday morning.

week 10

Week 10 kate sketching


Week 9, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Rainy Southwold sea

It is when you look at the forecast for the rest of the week and realise that you may be caught out in the rain. An early morning sketch down on Southwold seafront on Thursday as Fridays and Saturdays forecast were very poor. The sea is still very grey at the beginning of March. On the promenade next to Suzies cafe trying to keep out of a strong wind and the worst of the weather.

week 9