Chilly Crete

Last Spring we were lucky enough to get away to Crete for the first time – the island was as beautiful as we had been told, but the weather was mercurial and much colder than we had hoped. Still, sketching in Chania harbour was possible, just with layers and chilly hands thanks to the stiff breeze blowing in. The view was lovely, but the light conditions kept changing, as did the sea shape and colour. Every now and again there was a crash of a strong wave against the harbour wall, causing the crest to splash my feet!

I struggled with the paper of my new sketchbook, which behaved differently to my previous paper. I was also fighting the fast-drying paint in the windy conditions. So, I wasn’t ever so pleased with the outcome of this sketch, but it was a good memory to look back on.

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2 thoughts on “Chilly Crete

    • Thank you Shawn, I was certainly shivering! My range of colours in my travel palette is definitely more suited to English weather than the usual Mediterranean climate, but on this day it was a good fit for the mood. Winters in the States do seem so much colder than the UK normally experiences, but ours are definitely wetter! 🙂

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