When the Azure Window collapsed in a storm on Gozo a few weeks back I went looking for my sketch pad as I vaguely remembered starting to draw it when I visited it the year before last. I say ‘starting’ as I gave up soon after I began because it was quite pretty enough to look at and like many pretty things, it made boring subject. Anyway, the rich ultramarine of a sea stitched with turquoise waves and offset by the creamy ochre cliffs was impossible to replicate with my tiny water-colour set without a certain amount of effort and at the time I wasn’t interested in things that involved effort. The photographs I have of it are far superior.
Most of my sketching from that holiday was a bit half-hearted as I wasn’t interested in doing anything but lolling around so it was quite nice to dig them out again then and find they weren’t all as totally awful as the Azure Window effort, maybe because they bring back memories of a good holiday. In fact, as with many sketches, though they may be rough and ready I quite like the energy in these.
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