Self Portrait, Pencil Sketch

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I think it is so important to work direct from life whenever possible. It is a great way to improve your drawing and painting skills. I thought beginning of a new year what a good time to do a self portrait. I don’t have to arrange for a sitter to do my work I have a subject at hand. You can tell I was concentrating as I was sketching.

Lendalfoot Beach, Ayrshire, Pencil and Ink Sketch

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I have been away to the Ayrshire coast getting inspiration for new paintings. I have uploaded a sketch done very quickly at Lendalfoot. My husband took a picture of me while I was sketching and in the distance you can see Ailsa Craig where granite was quarried to make curling stones. The weather was sunny however very very windy and icy cold. You would never guess it was summer!! More sketches to be posted over the next few days.