Here's a suggestion for inspiration for some colourful local riverside scenes.
Next weekend sees the return of the annual York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge on the Ouse. Now in it's eleventh year, the race has already raised over £600,000 for charities. The beneficiary in 2013 is Help for Heroes. If you were in the city today you probably spotted the programme sellers out in advance of next week's event.
All the action takes place next Sunday, 14th July. The first race is scheduled for 10:00am and the Grand Finale is at 4:00pm. As in previous years, the racing is supported by stalls and activities along the riverbank creating a Gala Day atmosphere for the proceedings.
It's a worthy cause and a fun day so go along and support it. Why not take a camera or sketchbook and record some references for your next painting ?