At the weekend the plan was to hit the beach and enjoy the sun. Well, we did the former but the sun had other ideas. It did come out eventually but not when I did this drawing. The lifeguards had their hoods up and hands in their tracksuit bottoms. Not quite Baywatch! I also did this drawing on the pier and tried not to drop any art materials through the slats on the pier.
Strawberries and cream anyone?
I was fortunate to get a couple of tickets through the public ballot for the Ladies Wimbledon final. Had a great day! I’ve never been before despite living nearby. Corks were popping, cameras snapping and sun blazing. We made it onto Henman hill with a pint beforehand and I had a little sketch whilst watching a doubles match on the big screen. There was a great atmosphere on Centre Court. The final itself was a little one sided. Unsurprisingly Serena Williams won again. She’s amazing to watch. So powerful. Managed to sketch a little on centre court too. Was a bit fiddly getting the colours out and I was a little worried I might spill green ink all over my immaculate looking neighbour. Far too much white clothing to risk it so I stuck to my trusted black pen and moleskin. I’d love to go back and use colour!
I love sketching in Amsterdam. There’s so much to see! The architecture and canals always catch my eye and I particularly enjoy trying to capture all the cyclists that pass by. I could quite easily sit in a bar all day sketching city life. I’ve included a sketch of the Westertoren which has the tallest tower in Amsterdam. I’ll be including a number of sketches from Holland on my blog.