My art club has been chosen to represent Salford with its studies of the "Unnatural Borders" sculptures of endangered species at Salford Quays.
We spent a couple of hours collecting reference materials and had an enjoyable afternoon in the fine weather.
After early entertainment by the Manchester United supporters choir, in the distance, it was time to get down to work.
I did a few quick sketches and am looking forward to trying out some ideas on canvas.
The members work will be filmed by Quays culture for a film, to be shown as part of a competition between the local authorities.
I will be posting the final paintings in a couple of weeks if they are successful.