Monday, 19 October 2009


Got back around lunch time from a wonderful sketching weekend with Anita, meeting up at the Norfolk Lavender Centre for tea and cakes (of course!). Managed a quick sketch in the gardens before driving onto our weekend accommodation. We stayed in a caravan at Heacham Beach and toured along the coast road stopping at various little harbours and beaches to sketch on Saturday.

We started at Holkham Beach - very, very, very, very WINDY!!!!but found a spot at the edge of the pine woods looking out over the vast beach with the tide way way out in the distance. There was this unusual red plant growing alongside the sand adding to the wonderful soft colours.

Here is a double spread in my Saunders Waterford Artcoe spiral 11" x 8" pad . Got too cold to trouble to add lots more of the pine trees along the bank in the left front before heading off to our next port of call.

We then travelled back along the coastroad stopping at Burnham Overy Staithe for this next double spread. Afraid the right hand page scanned rather darker for some reason, but laying them side by side still gives you the effect of the panoramic watercolour sketch of this busy little harbour and jetty.

Sorry, but this has all been done in rather a hurry, as Clive and I are off tomorrow for a trip to see our son and family in Luxembourg.
When we get back will post sketches from our Sunday at the wonderful Holkham Hall, when we had a stunning bright day sketching outdoors and touring the warm friendly family home.


Candy said...

Lovely sketches. What fun to take off for an artist's weekend with your buddy!

Robert A Vollrath said...

So wonderful. I love sketching but sadly I have no time for it these days.

What a beautiful world you have captured with these sketches:)

Margaret Ann said...

Talk about a dream trip...This must be at the top of your list... I cannot imagine anything more fun! How wonderful to have a sketching buddy like Anita! And OOOH! How glorious to live by the sea!!! Fabulous pages!