Sketching the inner harbour at Polperro

Lately I’ve been sketching and working on studies for various harbours around the UK. This is my latest – a sketch of the harbour at Polperro in Cornwall. Over the next couple of days I will also post these other sketches with the aim of using them as a basis for watercolours to follow.

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Tenby Harbour – working on some sketches

After a brief holiday to Wales last week, I’ve been looking at photos and working up some artwork ideas. The above is the result of the quick sketch below and some simple watercolours. On this visit I had about half an hour of wandering between the moored boats in the harbour – taking about a […]

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Canal boats – an initial drawing

I’ve been out along the local canal again, dodging more showers and exploring. The above drawing is my initial study of a couple of boats moored up just outside Oxford. Here is a photo below – I think the narrowboat is called ‘Moonstone’. Below is a slightly closer view of my drawing – I was […]

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Canal sketching

The weather has been improving and the summer is finally here. In the UK the canals are probably at their busiest, with people enjoying the peace and tranquility of holidaying on the canals. Well, relative tranquility, as some of the locks are quite busy and finding a mooring might be a bit of a problem. […]

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A small Boat at Clovelly

Here is one of my more colourful experiments in a view of a small fishing boat. I think this is from a view from the harbour walls at Clovelly in Cornwall.

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