Here are a couple more pages for the Sketchbook Project 2012. My theme is Encyclopedia of secret places and so far I have drawn mostly gardens and buildings, castles etc, but you can't get away from the sea if you live on an island. These are some colourful traditional fishing boats which are still used in smaller fishing villages. If you go down to the seafront about lunchtime you'll always find someone mending nets, or preparing their boat.
My second secret spot is another little village by the sea and is one of my favourite places to go late on a Saturday afternoon in the summer. It's a popular place for wedding couples to have their photos taken and sometimes there are 2- 3 couples (and photographers and videos) on the beach as the sun starts to dip behind the sea.
We sit with ice-creams and watch the show...Italians really dress up for weddings and a late afternoon wedding calls for cocktail or evening dresses at the very least!