Thursday was a scorcher. We took some lunch to Blackwattle Bay plus our sketchbooks and David Rankin's book, Fast Sketching Techniques. I am still working on these techniques, and finding it a great way to get a sketch down quickly. I think I am improving at the technique, if you compare against the sketches I did a week or two ago. You can see the cats I did recently here, and my first efforts here.
We sat under the shade of a tree, ate our lunch (yummy takeaway salad from Newtown) and looked at books and did some sketches. I drew the park bench, and a tree I'm not going to show you. After that we migrated to a patch of shade under a huge tree, where I did these sketches of the yachts.
We took a walk further on, and found a path that goes along towards the city along the water. There were some fantastic places to draw along there, but the sun was in the west and it was cooking us. We plan to go back on a cooler day, or at a different time of day. There are some wonderful harbourside artifacts - old winches and so forth that will make fantastic drawing subject material. That night in the shower, I realised just how hot it has been - I have sunburn!