Gill Tomlinson
The end of Summer...
Posted September 30, 2011 by Gill Tomlinson in Travel Journal
We're still enjoying fabulous weather here in Greece, with temperatures around 27 degrees today, but there's a definite feeling of this being the last of the intense summer heat. Although it's probably still as hot as a mid-summer day in England, my visits to the beach are becoming less frequent now. Here are a couple of sketches done recently on trips to the beach.

Gill Tomlinson
Having been ill for several weeks, I feel like I've missed out on the start of the summer here in Greece. So made a big effort yesterday and headed off to the beach with a new(ish) moleskin sketchbook, water pen, a handfull of pens and some brand new Caran D'Ache Neocolour crayons.

As this was the crayons' first outing, I hadn't accounted for the fact that they are not for outdoor use here (in a Greek summer!) Think - bar of chocolate in 38 degree heat....not a pretty sight. No longer pristine, they have now re-formed at least, thanks to some freezer blocks that were keeping a watermelon cold.

Anyway - despite getting in a bit of a mess, I managed to exercise both crayons and moleskin and produce a couple of sketches from under the umbrella!