Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing.
I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses.
In they came one after the other, heading for a grassy spot by the pontoon where a water bailiff had generously left some bird food across it. They all ate like royalty, and then waddled back down the walkway to the watersports centre, where they hopped in and out of the canal basins
The drawing originated from the last family holiday we had in Oludeniz, in Turkey.
I took my notepad and pencils with me to do some scribbling when i got bored of taking camera shots with my Samsung web camera.
Just by the complex we were staying in were the remains of some roman buildings. The temple part remained intact in the centre of the city, but i was given the opportunity to take a drawing of the ruins nearby…a path between the complex and the beach ran right past the ruin.
so, i found the perfect place to sit…someplace i could see the plants, the sea and the stonework, and started drawing.
and whilst drawing, I drew quite a crowd…even if it was the lizards who lived around the Roman Ruins.
Upon landing back home at Manchester Airport….I picked up my watercolor pad and drew a copy of the scribbled drawing from my notepad
I used vermillion and burnt umber for the far away stones, and yellow ochre for the bricks nearest to me. To create the bushes on the path, i used sep green, and the centre of the painting was filled in with shades of cerelean blue.
Location : The summit complex, Great Orme country park, Llandudno, North Wales
“If you can find them…and no-one else can help….maybe you can hire – THE A-TEAM”
A fateful but most enjoyable trip to a tall point of North wales
Enjoy the view – i walked up a very tall hill to get to it 🙂
A bit like the fellow who walked up a hill and came down a mountain 🙂
The funny thing is Me, Bill, Nigel and Joe weren’t even supposed to be here – we headed off from our meeting point at Imperial War Museum North and somehow we missed our junction for the M6 and Buxton (our intended destination). So we Headed for the M56 North Wales road instead, with all the delights that the country parks of wales could offer.
(I’m smiling about it now…..)
Walking up the Great Orme, led us to the Summit Complex, with Educational facilities, Museum, Hotel and restaurant. Our reward for reaching the summit ? A really nice Lunch plate of Fish and Chips in the restaurant.
There was a plaque dedicated to the forces who served at Great Orme when the Cafe was a Royal Air Force Radar Station, defending the nation against Nazi air attack in World war II – All four of us volunteer at Imperial War Museum North in Manchester – so i guess it was fate that we’d eventually end up somewhere with a connection to the armed forces…
Inside the Visitor centre – there was a display of the Great Orme Landscape, its terrain – and the sea birds that reside there.
Being indoors in the restaurant – Our Lunches were safe from these regular visitors 🙂