The weather was glorious and really hot in the sun but cool in the shade and breezy wherever I stood.
I needed a day or at least an afternoon of making work for various reasons (health and stress related) so did some filming, chatted to a member of the Dover model boat club, took some photos and got down to doing two small drawings.
I am beginning to get a feel of how the final video might feel…water will definitely play a part. The River Dour, from which Dover gets its name, is a spring-fed chalk stream and flows through these gardens and Kearsney Abbey Gardens across the road. From here it flows through the town and out into the Channel at Wellington Dock.
The charcoal drawing is the view from one of the Palladian-style pergola bridges at either end of a “magnificent 170m long canal pond“.