The sun was out, the sea was sparkling and the beauty of the highlands was clear for all to see as I sketched from the GALE Centre in Gairloch last weekend. I have an exhibition there during this month and I love the chance to meet some of the visitors (the cake is also marvellous if you have the chance to pop in and treat yourself). It was also great to be able to gaze through charcoal at Skye and Rona from their eastern sides rather than being on the islands themselves.
So I now have a highland sketchbook as well as a Skye one (you could call it an excuse to collect stationery but I'm calling it a necessary item as part of the project) in my midst! How lovely! I'm appreciating the ring-bound 'sketch and store' sketchbook by Derwent at the moment. I like to put a piece of glassine paper between the pages to protect the drawing and its a great way to hold everything all in the same place.
PS: There's still chance to see the exhibition if you're in or near Gairloch before the 26th May, the details are below: