I sketched “Excelsior” which was moored in Lowestoft Heritage Quay.
She is a former fishing smack, built 1921, now a training vessel based at Lowestoft.
The water was very muddy because a dredger was at work in the river channel, providing education and entertainment to those on the jetty.
It took me 1 hour 15 minutes to draw Excelsior. I was sitting on the concrete, facing away from the dredger entertainment and looking at Excelsior through a fence.
Here is work in progress.
Here are the roofs of a terrace of houses in Kessingland, near Lowestoft. The date on the terrace is 1860.
Each house, originally identical, has now its own idiosyncratic extensions and extra roofs. All the chimneys are different. Crows called all the time while I sketched.
Here’s the view over the back gardens.
See all the washing lines, hauled up using nautical pulley systems. This picture was done in almost exactly the same position as the one of the roofs, but looking in a different direction.
Both pictures, pen and wash in a Jacksons watercolour sketchbook.
I drew a picture from a bird hide, looking over the estuary of the River Blyth.
Bird Hides make good places for watercoloring. Here is the view from a Bird Hide at Minsmere.
I had a go at drawing birds too.
In the evening, kayakers made their way upriver against the tide.
I watched the crabbers on the quay.
All pictures in a Katazome Sketchbook with vintage paper, from the Vintage Paper Company, experimenting with loose watercolour technique.
Walking on Kessingland beach, the sun shone and the wind blew. The greyhounds ran about wildly, but, in the manner of greyhounds, were soon ready to go home.
Watercolour on Vintage Handmade paper 150gsm, from the Vintage Paper Company.