Fine weather all day and very hot. Lots of drawing, colour notes and recordings of background sound. Some drawings (not shown here) are across both pages of the sketchbook. These will be joined up with colour added later.
A wet start to the residency but, despite the rain and swarms of flies, it was good to begin getting acquainted with the site. I sat in my hire car to paint the weather and did some drawings of the archaeologists catching up on their paperwork. Accompanying sound recordings featured birds and passing traffic, with very little wind interference – thanks to my new wind sock.
Today I arrived in Orkney across a rolling sea. I have the weekend to settle in before starting my residency on Monday.
Packing to leave for Orkney this evening. Ready to start my Artist’s Residency on Monday. Hope I haven’t forgotten anything…