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‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

I'm sitting sheltered from the worst of the wind on the headland on the eastern side of Port Gaverne. Along with the wind, I can hear the sea booming into caves and sending up spray. Watercolour sketch ~ A4 Storm Callum has blown over us at Port Gaverne and we are now...

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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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‘Failing light on the Exe’

‘Failing light on the Exe’

A4 - Watercolour washes with black ink applied with a brush. The large black areas I finished off later as I was running out of light, way too fast. Sold I'm at a loose end on the west side of the Exe Estuary. So, of course, I strolled out (actually it turned out to...

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‘Alex Kumar’

‘Alex Kumar’

This is a series of sketches is of musician and all-round good egg, Alex Kumar. Who I have seen at several appearances​ in Exeter's ’Phonic FM' studio, with Mark & Steve and their 'The Last Transmission' show. Playing his unique blend of 'folk/blues' and chatting...

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‘Cathedral Cavern Pencil Sketch’

‘Cathedral Cavern Pencil Sketch’

A4 This sketch shows the central pillar in the Cathedral Cavern with light coming in from the ‘window’ above. I used a graphite stick so that I could get lots of dark down quickly. Having arrived back at my sister's house in the Lake District and it's a bit of a grey...

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