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The weather continued wet and windy, the latter particularly strong and biting, which limited my work on site this week.

There is a sheltered spot where the supervisor of Structure 12 has set up office.  I sat there to draw the office rabbit on top of the wall and subsequently did a watercolour against the ever threatening sky.

So in and out of the rain, I managed some quick sketches of the archaeologists in the trenches.

But time spent during the rains was not wasted. Martha the rock lady had ‘sweeties’ for me to enjoy – some lovely rocks that make marks.

Also while indoors, I have been getting to grips with some software for my next film, in which I am layering pictures against video and merging one into the other, using colours that include the rock pigments.

Finally on the last day on site this week I managed an oil painting – which will be used in the next film.

This year’s residency is nearing its end, with only three more days on site. The weather may have hampered collecting material en pleinair but good work has been done in the way of thinking about the project as a whole and I’ll be taking away lots to do and think about before next year.