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‘Coast path to Prussia Cove’

‘Coast path to Prussia Cove’

This sketch is using charcoal & pastel on grey, A4 coloured paper looking into Prussia Cove. Beautiful with the sun going slowly down. In my mind's eye, I can see one of 'The King of Prussia's' smuggling ships slipping gently in. It’s a glorious evening on the...

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‘Sea Mist in the Estuary’

‘Sea Mist in the Estuary’

This sketch shows us looking down into the Exe Estuary ~ it looks as if we are high in the mountains with the clouds below us! Pen & wash ~ A5 The day started with us in thick sea mist, but as the day went on in lowered until it was just hugging the coast, with...

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‘Mrs Blackbird’

‘Mrs Blackbird’

Pencil & Watercolour Wash ~ A5 'ish. I'm down at Topsham around the Bowling Green Marsh nature reserve. Mrs Blackbird here is all plumped up against the cold but doesn't seem to mind me sitting close by sketching. £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 © Copyright...

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‘Sunset over Dawlish’

‘Sunset over Dawlish’

A4 ~ watercolour. On watercolour paper, something I don't often worry about. However, the paint does behave better and I probably ought to use it more! Low tide at Exmouth, we have been walking around Orcombe Point, exploring the rock pools. Finding lots of nice...

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‘Low light on the Exe’

‘Low light on the Exe’

This sketch is on coloured paper with charcoal and chalk pastel. Keeping things simple, but hopefully effective ~ A4. 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...

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