Yesterday I facilitated a workshop at Cromford.
We set sail for a day of reflection on the historic canal boat Birdswood its fair to say we had four seasons in one day which perfectly illustrated the different effects the weather can have on reflections in water.
We spent the 45 min trip up the canal sketching and observing, we then departed for half an hours walk in the rain noting ripple effects and had a leisurely trip back photographing and taking notes.
Once returned to the wharf after lunch we took our observations and used acrylic in a limited pallet to depict any part of our trip that we wanted to capture. It was very sunny and the acrylic paint struggled in the heat but we all came away with a painting and an awful lot of information to take forward for further work.
The photos explain better than I how wonderful this day was.