This week the picknick painters were just 3. We decided to meet at the Bev Whitfield seapool -with views to the north of the steelworks and close by caravans and rockpools. We tried our best against blustery conditions but the sun and scenery made it bearable. Wonderfully steely blues in the sea and distant steam clouds from the stacks made me break out the gouache and play with colour once again. I had become addicted to the felt tip during the week so it was good to do some paint-rehab.