17 May

We were out painting in Blandford Forum with Broadstone Art Society this morning, it was lovely down by the river but I decided to do some urban sketching in the town first. Had an interesting chat with a sculptor who stopped to look at my sketch. It’s fascinating to meet people while out painting.

Blandford Forum

10 May

Our plein air painting session didn’t start very well this morning, it was wet and windy on Poole Quay but I managed to find a sheltered spot behind the old lifeboat station and do a couple of quick watercolour sketches. This one is in my new Hahnemuhle toned sketchbook. It’s a lighter weight paper than I am used to but it took a wash without rippling so I am happy with it. Now the sun is shining and it’s hot!

Fisherman’s dock, Poole Quay

7 May

Another visit to Park Run in Poole this morning. It was a lovely sunny day and ideal running conditions. Everyone was happy and having a great time. Lots of runners now wave to me as they go past and quite a few find me afterwards to see what I have painted. It’s a great start to a Saturday.

3 May

Our first plein air outing this year with Broadstone Art Society to Kingston Maurward. The house and grounds are beautiful but I chose to draw the goats and the students who look after them.