I was hoping to get to the Peak District to draw today
but snow is forecast and I wouldn't like to negotiate the
hairpin bends of the Strines road across the moors. The snow
melts during the day but it's still raw and cold with a shower
of sleet in the afternoon which, although it looks like rain,
is crunchy underfoot when I go out to the car. I couldn't
have drawn for long in this weather, unless I went to one
of the show caves to draw rock formations.
There's plenty to catch up with here in the studio.
After dinner in the evening I start drawing my reading glasses,
then the hand holding them. I drew both of these without my
glasses on, yes, pretty obviously in the case of the first
drawing, but I could have put on my spare pair.
In the dim light, the most difficult bit to understand was
the shaded area by the mug; my finger nails looked far too
long but I tried to draw whatever my eyes appeared to be seeing.
Richard Bell, email@example.com