Plein-air pen and wash on paper

A Cold Molded Sketch.

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Today’s sketch is from Stone’s Marina, again sitting in the cold for most of it, this time on the seawall. I made a photograph of the scene to finish the shading at home as my feet were getting cold.


It shows a tugboat that is always parked in this location when it is not out on a job somewhere.  Sailboats and tourboats are moored in the docks beyond. Most are covered with a tarp that is draped over the boom. Like so many boats in the marinas along the Newcastle Channel, you will hardly ever see them move out to sea this time of the year. Just as well, as they are an interesting subject to draw.

Today is a first for sitting down here to sketch in the wintertime, however it is one of my favourite spots throughout the summer as it is part of a hiking trail with shade-trees, rich in subjects to draw and only a 10 minute bikeride from home.


Author: John Hofman

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