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Helen Mortlock de Gil
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First opportunity to sketch in China
On Saturday late afternoon school organised a beach barbecue at  Golden Pebble Beach.   The guy at the umbrella in front of us  was out for the count on his lounger chair and as I was finishing the sketch a couple turned up for their wedding photographs whi...
First opportunity to sketch in China
First opportunity to sketch in China
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In Old Leigh with the Chalk_Collective group
It continues to be hot so an early start and then in the Crooked Billet/Osborne brothers area in the shade.   Lots of people quenching their thirst and eating cockles.
In Old Leigh with the Chalk_Collective group
In Old Leigh with the Chalk_Collective group
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It is too hot to be out during the middle of the day
I managed to burn my arm on Wednesday sitting in the afternoon sun so this morning I joined Paul at the Cliff lifts just before 9am to do some quick studies and left at 10 having sat in the only bit of shade along the front. 

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The glorious weather continues
Yesterday did a quick sketch of a corner of Leigh Library Gardens whilst making time to go to lunch with RNLI friends and today sat and sketched a few of the many children on Leigh beach whilst waiting for Paul to finish his class.  Then he drove us to Benf...
The glorious weather continues
The glorious weather continues
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Sunday afternoon in Westcliff at high tide.
Really hot afternoon and the tide comes right up in Westcliff so people sit on the pavement to sunbathe.   Cooled off under the trees in the Cliff gardens where groups were picnicking.  Used a fountain pen and some water to act as a wash.
Sunday afternoon in Westcliff at high tide.
Sunday afternoon in Westcliff at high tide.
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Leigh Art Trail week. Sketching with Chalk_Collective to mark the occasion.
 Leigh Library Gardens looking across the estuary towards  Canvey Island.  The library building.  A well laden fig tree in the library gardens. Leigh Church graveyard.

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With Chalk_Collective in the Cliff Gardens
The weather is really variable.  After a positively tropical Tuesday, Wednesday was breezy, chilly and grey.   The evening did brighten up for our Chalk _Collective meet but I wore my winter coat and wished I had had a hat and gloves.  We warmed up in the W...
With Chalk_Collective in the Cliff Gardens
With Chalk_Collective in the Cliff Gardens
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At the Smack in Leigh with Chalk Collective
A beautiful evening but the Smack wasn't so full and,as usual anyone I started to sketch got up and walked away!!
At the Smack in Leigh with Chalk Collective
At the Smack in Leigh with Chalk Collective
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RSPB Minsmere
A glorious, cloudless day in RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk.
RSPB Minsmere
RSPB Minsmere
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Wallasea, the cross rail project.
https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/wallasea-island-wild-coast-project/ A nice Sunday walk, although a bit grey,  with my brother, sister and sister in law.  Hares, swans, geese, seals and lots of other birds.
Wallasea, the cross rail project.
Wallasea, the cross rail project.
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