Weather conditions were great - the sleet moving in up the loch, and glimpses of sun breaking out through the clouds. But cold for sketching.
I love the washing lines on the shore - I always think there's a good picture in there if I could just think of an interesting composition....but maybe they just make good phtos. Anyway, they are a good subject for a sketch.
|Seaweed Lines (sketch) copyright Aileen Grant|
|Another Slumbay Sketch copyright Aileen Grant|
I think for once in this sketch I've managed to capture that distinctive shape of Slumbay. And I quite like the way the treatment of the shore has turned out. But then, charcoal is such a joy to work with because of the range of effects you can get.
And now it's snowing, and lying. Quite a snowfall. Looking out of the window I can see the lights across the water where the guys are working to try and fix the Strome Road. I can't believe that they are working 24/7 .... it's a race against time to fix it. Are they really working now in the dark in this blizzard? They deserve a bankers bonus!