Being New Years Day and some family and friends felling a little frail after New Years Eve we headed of to Royal Harbour Brasserie which is on the end one of the curved stone piers that form Ramsgate Harbour.
This was a late breakfast, I think about 1.30 in the afternoon and very good it was too.
Including a vegetarian breakfast option.
The Royal Harbour Brasserie was understandably very busy indeed.
The best view of Ramsgate in January, with the sun shining more like a short holiday to sunnier climes.
The houses on the cliff top in the distance are about 600 yards away from the café, and I didn’t think I could paint that small, so I sketched it with a thin pen first. An India Ink felt tip, this one being a Uni Pin Fineliner Pen 0.05mm, doesn’t smudge like a pencil would when you paint over it.
I figured that this part completed picture would interest some people, the pencil is there just for scale so you can see the size, I work from top left to bottom right and put the watercolour on in thin layers, so the trees have about four layers of paint on them and are just starting to get a bit three dimensional.
Time wise there is about two and half hours painting and drawing in the picture so far, I don’t normally paint or draw from photos, so this one won’t get finished off until I get back there.