'Sketching Blog'

‘Up the Exe from Turf’

‘Up the Exe from Turf’

We all had a pleasant cycle up the western side of the Exe Estuary, stopping at Turf Lock to have our lunch. Turf Hotel was pretty busy, but we sat right at the end to have a little more peace and quiet (Bah - Humbug 🙂 This also enabled us to watch the...

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‘Portmellon & Chapel Point’

‘Portmellon & Chapel Point’

Staying with Mum & Dad at the beautiful Cornish Cove - Portmellon, enjoying snorkeling, kayaking and explouring. (We set off for Mevagissey to try and find all the places mentioned in Susan Cooper's 'Over Sea, Under Stone' book, which changes the name of...

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‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

Saturday found me in the beautiful village of Beer running a Sketching Workshop for the Otter Vale Art Society. A Group I know well and it’s just like meeting up with friends to do some sketching, on a hot summers day by the sea, finishing in ‘The Dolphin’...

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‘Wistman’s Wood’

‘Wistman’s Wood’

Sketching in the wonderfully shaggy Wistman's Wood on Dartmoor, which is beloved of our young lad. The wood is a strange eerie place with it's twisted little oak trees, all bedecked with hanging moss' and lichens. The trees grow over a valley side which is...

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‘Dambusters Silver NumisProof’

‘Dambusters Silver NumisProof’

A new commission for a different finished item for me. This time my oil painting of the 'Dambusters' Raid (Operation Chastise) has been transferred onto a Limited Edition Silver NumisProof Medal. The medal commemorates the 75th anniversary of the...

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‘Hound Tor’

‘Hound Tor’

A scorching Bank Holiday Monday - Blimey, you don't get many of those! We have come up for a walk on Dartmoor, near Widecombe, to the slightly quieter Bonehill Downs, Chinkwell Tor and Honeybag Tor. At the points where you park your car things are still...

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