Today we sailed for five and a half hours to bring our boat back from the summer harbour. Tomorrow we take off the mast and next weekend the boat is lifted by crane onto land. The only thing left to do then is build a roof over the boat which will protect it from the harsh Scandinavian winter weather, I look forward to the spring already. For the record, it was damn cold sailing today, thankfully the sun came out at half time to warm us up a little, I used a gas burner to dry the paper in between washes.
21 x 15 watercolour journal. 100% cotton 300gsm Clairefontaine
I held my pencil right at the end of the shaft. I kept my arm totally straight while my sketch pad was down on the floor while I sat. Interesting results I think, quite lively. Basis, Stockholm 20150919
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I spent the week with my mother who lives in Northern Ireland. We spent two nights at the Killyhevlin hotel in Enniskillen. The watercolour sketch is an attempt to capture the view from where we stayed. It was such a beautiful view we had of the Benbulben mountain in the rain swept distance.