The season for painting outdoors is nearing the end although today in Wareham was warm and dry. I sat by the river to sketch the Old Granary and pubs opposite me on Wareham Quay. Several passers by stopped to see what we were doing and were very complimentary. Lots of people tell me they wish they could draw but can’t draw a straight line, I tell them I can’t either but it doesn’t matter because with a little practice anyone can do this, you just have to be prepared to fail a few times. They wander on unconvinced and never get to fulfil their wish to be creative.