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Woodbury Common Woods

Woodbury Common Woods

Out sketching with my little lad again and as last time we are in the woods, sketching trees. This time on Woodbury Common. This is my sketch, we didn’t have too long, so I tried to capture an impression of the light and shadows across the clearing, with the light...

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Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

My son and his friend are doing a project about life in the 'dark' woods, so they wanted to come up to Dartmoor's Ferworthy Reservoir as they remembered there being some good 'Dark Woods' there. After a walk on the moors,​ we were to be found sketching in the trees...

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‘Sketching at the RAMM’

‘Sketching at the RAMM’

My son and I have come to Exeter's marvellous RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum - which is free! Though, of course, we did give a donation. Which seems only reasonable). With the intention​ of sketching some of the exhibits. As he would like some practice at...

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‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

Storm Callum has blown over us at Port Gaverne and we are now in the tail end of it. We have just walked over to Port Issac and back managing to avoid the showers. The wind is still strong, blowing from the land out to sea. Although the sea is breaking strongly on the...

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‘Out across the Common’

‘Out across the Common’

The lad and I​ are out for an early morning ramble out across Woodbury Common with our sketchbooks​​ in our rucksacks. The colours on the Common today are much more Autumnal and Clinton Estates has the cattle out browsing. We sit in the sun sketching, looking out...

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‘Lychgate’

‘Lychgate’

Out sketching with the lad, he wanted to come and draw our local church's lychgate. So here's my version, again we are starting to lose the light, but not so much as the last sketch. It's great that my, not so little, lad enjoys coming out sketching now. It was very...

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