Spent a lovely afternoon in Manchester with the Urban Sketching Group. They were joined by a lot of international sketchers who have arrived in the city for the Urban Sketchers Symposium held next week.

We met at John Rylands Library and as it was raining I decided to sketch inside the building. It was a challenge, and a perspective wonder. The second sketch was done down by the canal. I plan to add colour to these sketches in both watercolour and on the iPad.

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This was the view from the clubhouse at Clitheroe Golf Club. We were there last night for a 70th birthday party. One of my art buddy friends party and the art group went along to celebrate. Lovely to see everyone out of season. iPad for this painting using Tayasui Sketches app.

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This iPad painting was done after our visit there for a spot of lunch. It is great that this place has reopened under new management. We used to come here nearly every week and were very sad when it closed down due to the owners retiring. It has a fresh new look and great food. Nice to have somewhere else nice to eat for lunch.

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Experimenting with this one.  Coloured pencils drawn on grey paper. This is the view from the office  on a sunny day. I like the distance on this, but I’m not sure the foreground can handle the depth of colour needed. This is AMS Tower in Burnley with the wind turbines on the hill.

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I attended a course over the past couple of days in Chertsey near London. Whilst dodging the rain I managed to do one sketch in my sketchbook. When I returned home I added some colour on the iPad using the Tayasui Sketches app. This is the result.

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This is the Palatino hotel in Parga. We have walked past this loads of times on the walk back to town after a meal at the castle. The walk back is superb and winds back into town. Great to have a nightcap at Johnny’s Bar before making our way back to our hotel.

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The latest in a strong of Parga ipad paintings. This is Villa Rosa. A nice looking restaurant, but a bit expensive and a strange menu, or a non traditional taverna menu. A nice spot to take a photo from with a view to a painting. Used Tayasui Sketches again for this.

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We have never been to the Irini Studios in Parga, but someone on Parga Paradise group on Facebook asked me to paint this one. I used the Tayasui Sketches app again, really starting to enjoy this app and especially the watercolour effects. 

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