Another day sketching at a marina – this time a place called Turtle Creek. I tried to squeeze in two boats in this and somehow got a bit mixed up with the perspective – too ambitious perhaps. Before I began sketching though, I had to find a shady spot as it was super hot out there.
I was having a lazy day off on Friday – because its national youth day (a day to celebrate and honour the youth of TCI). I celebrated by having a swim, sketching and lazing by the pool, reading a book and with a beer of course.
Last Thursday I thought I was going to fall asleep, but then I remembered I wanted to sketch these flowers. Also a commenter on Facebook reminded me that this is a daily journal…so I can’t keep missing days – even if I did have an exhausting day stretching my mind around statistics and regression analysis! In case its not clear the flowers are reflected in both a mirror and the table.
Sketching my dinner before heating it up – yes this is leftover stuffed peppers from a few evenings before. I’m not very practiced or inclined to cook only enough for one person, so I end up eating the same thing several nights in a row.
I’m learning to leave more white space in my sketches (or at least trying to learn) – it’s always so tempting to fill the page with colour. This is just a simple sketch of some of the (interesting?) objects in my apartment. In the background is the fridge….had to leave that as white!
Even having been out sketching all morning on Sunday, I still wanted to pick up my pen in the evening. I guess whatever I was watching on TV (….I can’t remember now) wasn’t really catching my attention.
After sitting on the edge of the jetty for my previous sketch (you can see the boat I drew on the far left), getting bitten by mosquitos and always in danger of dropping my kit into the sea, I found a concrete bench to sit at for this second sketch in Blue Haven Marina. Just as I was finishing this heavy clouds came over – a big hint that it was time go pack up and go home before getting soaked.
Just had to get out to sketch on Sunday despite the possibility of roasting in the sun or getting soaked in a storm. As it was the weather was fine. The Turks and Caicos Islands have beautiful beaches and is also popular with boat owners, so I thought seeking out a marina to sketch at would be fun. It was so quiet at this spot that the noisiest thing where I sat were the shoals of big fish splashing around below.
I thought I was about to fall asleep last Friday evening – but then my landlord came round with a new TV because the old one was broken. That woke me up…so I tested out the new TV and watched Interstellar and sketched as I sprawled on the couch. I think I should put a few things in cupboards?
My landlord described these concrete statues (there are several dotted around) as his guardians…of safety against hurricanes? I’m not sure if this sketch is decipherable and the statue is too heavy to turn round (to sketch the head/face)…can you tell what it is?