#296 – Merry-go-round

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Finally got out to sketch on Saturday – but despite the blue skies it was freezing cold so I rushed this a bit. I used watercolour and a Uni Pin pen for a change but still prefer water-soluble ink in my fountain pen. This scene is outside the cinema again – an interesting mix of modern and traditional architecture with a merry-go-round thrown in for good measure.

Sat-28-Jan-2017

#295 – Room service

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Last night I got soaked in the rain on the way back to my hotel – definitely not a night to go out to eat, so for a change I called up room service. Here is my watercolour and ink sketch of the dinner tray after I’d quickly demolished some pasta arrabbiata.

Thu-26-Jan-2017

#290 – Le Yacht Club

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Yesterday I took a nice long walk and without intending to ended up at Zeitunay Bay and marina. There was a lot to draw there – although the whole time I drew (sitting on the edge of the boardwalk because I got turfed off the bollard I was sitting on) I was nervous about dropping all my sketching kit into the sea!

Sat-21-Jan-2017

#289 – Lamp at night

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Sketching in watercolour and ink in my hotel room again last night – I think I’ve draw a similar view many many times, especially given that hotel rooms are so anonymous…I could be anywhere. Even so I don’t tire of reinterpreting the same scene.

Fri-21-Jan-2017

#288 – The sea from hotel

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I’ve missed a couple of day of drawing – I’ve got too much work to do and I’m still recovering from jet lag in the evenings. However here is a quick and careless watercolour I did before setting off for work yesterday. And yes on the left and right the grey/green patches are the sea!

Thu-19-Jan-2017