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Half way through my challenge

Day 183, of my 2016 sketch a day challenge

Half way through the year

So here we are day 183, the 1st of July and half way through the year. Thank you for all you kind comments and encouragement I hope you continue to enjoy them for the next 183 days. Please keep liking and sharing and giving me that little bit of encouragement that keeps me going.

Many of you gave me some great suggestions for the subject of today’s sketch and I will surely over the coming months get round to many of them them. Please keep your suggestions coming in.

So today was a special day and for those of you who know my work well will realise that over the years the boats at Aldeburgh on the beach and estuary have been a firm favorite of mine. I have seen over the years fewer and fewer of the beach boats actually fishing and now even surviving. Now most are unfortunately slowly decaying which whilst is very sad also is a great subject to me as an artist.

Today I sketched the beach boat “Jim Clair” resting in the shingle and grass.

Also now on sketchbook number 5 (6 about to start soon) and 80 chinagraph pencils which are now mostly little stubs.

Aldeburgh beach boat sketch 183The year so far 183