It’s been a busy couple of weeks freelancing. I woke up on Saturday and needed sea air. Glorious sunshine so I headed to Brighton in the morning hoping I would get there before anyone else did. Wishful thinking. I wandered the lanes and sat on a bench in the Old Steine and got my pens out. There were a number of people drinking coffee at the art deco cafe. I sketched some of the visitors. A gentleman who was sitting on the bench caught my eye. I liked his pose. Very relaxing until a chain smoking couple sat next to me! After having a friendly chat I decided to move on to a different bench and sketched the houses ahead of me. A classic red Routemaster bus passed . . . and then a seagull . . . so I incorporated them into the scene.
Walked towards Hove. It was heaving!
Sat by the peace statue. I like this spot and did another sketch looking towards brighton. I was here sketching last summer. Last time an HGV obscurred part of my view so I sketched the area that I missed.