I sketched my favourite chair in the cottage early Sunday morning before retiring to bed. In the morning I had my coffee in the sun drenched garden and sketched one of the fruit trees. Sea shells were tied to all the trees like mobiles, they made a wonderful sound aswell as looking very coastal.
Joan and I ventured back down to the Quayside, this time I took just my sketchbook but decided to fill a spread with a scene I felt one day might make a painting.
We warmed up in French's fish bar for lunch and I sketched a couple of the many people sat on the wall opposite. We visited a gallery on our walk home and after introducing ourselves it seems I may have work showing in a gallery by the end of this year...about time too, I've dragged my bum long enough!
Back at the cottage we made use of the beautiful walled garden again and sketched outside with our coffee. I had hoped to colour this but had to go inside because I had got so cold earlier in the Quay sketching that I simply couldn't get warm again.
Perhaps I'll still add a little colour sometime using the photos I took or maybe I'll add colour from life when I'm at the cottage again?
Back in the cottage I made once last sketch before saying goodbye to my dear friend and heading home.
It was a truly wonderful weekend, such a thoughtful and generous gift.
Thank you Joannie!