This image is oil on canvas and is evoked by a walk at the beach. That day the sun was kind enough to poke through, after what has been the gloom of this month. It has really been April showers, though definitely more showers than anything else and plenty of grey, grey, grey!
I have loads of sketch books, I keep one in every room in the house and always have one with me wherever I go. To me sketches are not just reference material for a painting but also like looking back at old photos, except better as they really capture a feeling of the memory. Below are some examples of dogs, from one of my books.