My resolve sometimes fails me. I lose heart. Last week I went through to Kalk Bay one afternoon to pay my gallery for framing. I had planned to sit and paint somewhere but got to the harbour as the fishing boats were returning. I took out my camera to take some photos but alas the batteries were flat. Not a problem. I had more recharged. mmm – not one held any charge. OK I thought – lets take some photos with my cell phone – but that soon filled out the memory card.
My friends on the Violet Glen came in loaded with snoek but and I stood and watched as they offloaded.
Eventually I reluctantly took out a little sketch-book and did these sketches. I was not going to post them – but feel like I should.
these are of a large boat – the ‘Alma Luce’
I have kept them small because the sketchbook fitted in my palm – mmm
this was a group of guys sorting out something on board.
Here I tried to capture the curves in the hull as accurately as possible. Boats have such beautiful lines.
I remember in the slapstick movie “The Adventures of Picasso” the movie shows him pressed up against a tree as the narrator says “He spent his time sketching” When he stays faced to the tree the Narrator says “Ahem – HE SPENT HIS TIME SKETCHING” then Picasso turns around and shows a small sketch book with the most beautiful drawing of a butterfly. I have always wanted to do amazing sketches in small notebooks since then.