Welcome to My 'Sketching Blog'
Sitting on the sea wall sketching the mouth of the Exe as it is funnelled between Dawlish Warren and Exmouth. What a beautiful spot with the sun dipping behind the hill. I'm trying to think of something clever to say for the speech I'm supposed to be giving for the...read more
Charity raffle prize painted for Exmouth Art Group's 71st Annual Exhibition to raise funds for 'ELF' - Exeter Leukaemia Fund. Go on get on down there, have a look at the great art and buy a ticket! Friday 13th to 22nd October 2017 10:00am to 7:00pm Located on the 2nd...read more
First Mate at the Helm, painted in oils on canvas board - 30 x 40 cm. © Copyright Nick Watton. All Rights Reserved.read more
We are all staying down in the lovely sheltered cove of Portmellon. We've enjoyed being out snorkelling and kayaking most days. Mostly there was just sun on the water, but one trip along the coast we had very heavy rain. Were the sea went flat and calm as the rain hit...read more
Oil painting of our good friends narrow boat - 'Roxy'. Here moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal at the idyllic and very relaxing 'Wide Water'. A splendid place to stop for the night, watch the sun go down and have the bats skimming along the canal over your head on...read more
This was a very nice commission to sketch the lovely sailing boat 'Ursula'. I had originally sketched her as 'Solais na Mara' moored on the Isle of Mull (here's a link to see my old sketch and how 'Ursula' used to look 'Solais na Mara'). She's renamed, re-painted and...read more