Week 48, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Between Snape and Iken

A Friday afternoon sketch this week on a cold afternoon with a brisk cold wind but with glorious sunshine. This view was part way towards Iken on the footpath from Snape Maltings, I thought I was heading further towards Iken, then this view across the mud came into view with its warm colours of the still slightly autumnal trees on the far side of the River. All across the mud were feeding Redshanks with a few Little Egrets in the distance.


Week 47, 2017 Colour sketch challenge


It was beautiful, if not frosty with blue skies this morning. The plan was to get up to Norwich with some new paintings and to deliver them to Mandells Gallery, then back home and out for an afternoon sketch at Dunwich. But like all well oiled plans it came off the rails when the car battery gave up the ghost. So by the time we managed to get a new battery and up to Norwich to deliver the 3 paintings it was already mid afternoon and the great light had gone and by the time we would have had got to Dunwich the daylight would be in short supply. So plan B and a still life at home and some trusty mushrooms set up in the studio.


Week 46, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Sardines galore

More fish and this time Sardines. The studio assistant (Pippa my dog) went crazy with the smell of these and I was having to fight her off while I sketched them. At least this time she was not able to roll on them as she does with bits of fish left by fishermen on the beach. Love the shiny scales.


Paintings and Prints of the East Anglian Coast