What I love about this time of year is that the harbour has fewer vessels in it - many are lifted out for the winter. This means there is a greater expanse of water and on a clear sunny day there are lots of wonderful reflections. What I don't love is the fact it gets dark too early, and despite "daylight" bulbs I find it very hard to work into the evening! The results of an evening's endeavour are oft viewed with dismay the following morning - when the colours reveal their true selves in the cold light of day...
Busy working away for next weeks NB Art Group Show. I hope to have this one finished tomorrow.
...and I cannot lie. Perhaps it is my architectural training but I do look up at roofs quite a lot, and I am always struck by the variety in colour, size and shape of chimney pots. These ones are based partly on my neighbour's chimney, and partly made up. Colouring pencil, and they will have an acrylic background of sky. And a seagull!
October was mainly taken up with pen and ink drawing, and the result of all this effort is a colouring book which features fifteen new drawings of iconic North Berwick buildings and views. It is printed on heavyweight recycled paper and is now for sale in Why Not? in North Berwick High Street, and you can also find it in Dirleton Gallery in the lovely village of Dirleton. Both establishments also carry some of my paintings and prints.