Tired after a long day of eating, meeting and being on my best behaviour, I sketched this to stay awake at the airport in Hanoi, waiting for my homeward flight at 1:20 am. Given how late it was I think I can be forgiven for my spelling (it should say tail end)?
Last night we saw the New Year in with my parents…watching firework displays on TV and some episodes of Fawlty Towers…a classic British comedy. My sketch is of some of the decorations on and around the Christmas tree. Happy New Year everyone!
Yesterday we sat in a bus shelter (out of the wind) to sketch. These are the houses on the corner of Water Street – one shop is called curiosity corner.
My brother, his wife Jodie and their children have been visiting for a couple of days and while they were watching ‘Up’ yesterday afternoon I sketched this. Reading in the background is Jodie (with Greta asleep on her lap – you can just see her legs), Erin is drawing in the middle, behind her is my brother-in-law Peter with the yellow jumper and on the right is my brother. Not my best sketch but it captured the moment.
Still too freezing cold to sketch outside yesterday morning (though we did manage a quick walk), so after breakfast I drew what was in front of me. These are ‘conference’ pears which are rock hard when you first buy them…delicious and juicy after they soften up though.
It was far too cold and wet to sketch outside yesterday (and even snowed a bit), so instead I drew this during the evening, while my my wife and daughter watched the TV.
Yesterday morning my wife and I sketched together from the same spot I sketched with my daughter earlier this year. Something went wrong with my perspective in this though. However for the first time I noticed that there are grave stones on the plot of Marshbeck Interiors (a furniture store)…so the building must have been a church once. I wouldn’t have noticed this if I wasn’t out sketching in the freezing cold!
Christmas Day was spent at my sisters house, eating too much, opening presents and falling asleep afterwards. This sketch is of the fireplace and some snowmen decorations.
Yesterday on our regular morning walk we sketched in Lavenham square. This is the Christmas tree there – no decorations, but I think it lights up at night. Behind is the Guildhall, which I think featured in one of the Harry Potter movies! Happy Christmas everyone!
Yesterday we went for a short early morning walk and stopped and sketched at the local church. By the time I finished my painting I couldn’t feel my fingers – when the wind blows it’s bitterly cold! In case it’s not clear, the leaning shapes in front of the doorway are gravestones.