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‘Mrs Blackbird’

‘Mrs Blackbird’

Down at Topsham around the Bowling Green Marsh area. Mrs Blackbird here is all plumped up against the cold, but doesn't seem to mind me sitting close by sketching. Pencil & Watercolour Wash ~ A5 'ish £45 – 12 x 10” mount size ready for framing. Would...

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‘Gull on a buoy’

‘Gull on a buoy’

High tide at Topsham ~ all very quiet in the early morning mist. I can't see to the other side of the Exe Estuary, but the water is very calm & flat with beautiful reflections. This 'Little Gull' stands waiting on a buoy. Watercolour ~ A5 'ish Sold...

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‘Sunset over Dawlish’

‘Sunset over Dawlish’

Low tide at Exmouth, we have been walking around Orcombe Point, exploring the rock pools. Finding lots of nice shells, walking along the shore. Also found a washed up outboard motor and fishing reel, both were nakered. The sand has all been shifted around...

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‘Low light on the Exe’

‘Low light on the Exe’

Cycling along the Exe Estuary, even though it's not very late the light is still low. There are many wading birds walking about on the mud, including Avocets around the Goat Walk at Topsham, were I am now. Sitting looking across the Estuary, chilly but...

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‘Oystercatchers’

‘Oystercatchers’

More sketches of the Oystercatchers on the Exe Estuary. I liked the way that some of them stood on one leg and if they needed to move, as the tide encroached, they hopped along. Also in the same area where Wigeon, Turnstones, Little Gulls and Sanderlings....

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‘Waiting Oystercatchers’

‘Waiting Oystercatchers’

I was up early and headed down to the Exe Estuary. As the high tide would be pushing the wading birds to the edge of the estuary. This little sketch shows the Oystercatchers standing in a little group waiting, with their beaks tucked along their backs, for...

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