Outer Hebrides 2017

I took my sketching things on a swimming expedition to the Outer Hebrides with Swimtrek. We were on the wonderful Lady of Avenel 102ft square rigged brigantine.


We started in Oban.IMG_1166

It was raining when I drew this picture, as you can see from the way the pen has drifted a bit, round the chimneys. I coloured it inside the café called “Kranks”.

There was a lot of weather.



I drew pictures while balancing on the quarterdeck. The picture below was painted with sea water.


Here is a drawing of the beach at Vatersay. We swam to this beach, and surfed in the waves on the other side. The small dots on the beach are cows.


Here is an attempt to draw the sails.




For more drawings of this expedition please see the “Outer Hebrides 2017” gallery.

For drawings from last year’s trip please see the “Outer Hebrides 2016” gallery.


3 thoughts on “Outer Hebrides 2017”

    1. Thank you for your generous comment Sue. That’s exactly what I try to do. It’s very encouraging to know I succeed a bit. I am glad to know you will be looking at the pictures – it’s good to have an audience!


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