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‘Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Castle Sketches’

‘Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Castle Sketches’

LindisfarneWe are on holiday in and around the Borders, staying in Scotland but have come back into England to Northumbria's Holy Island – Lindisfarne. Crossing the causeway at about 9.30 am. As it's a school holiday and a lovely sunny day, lots of other people are...

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‘Up the Exe from Turf’

‘Up the Exe from Turf’

This is a sketch looking back up the Exe towards Topsham. With the old bank retention pilings in the foreground. A5 - Watercolour pencils and waterbrush on cartridge paper. We had a pleasant cycle up the western side of the Exe Estuary. Stopping at the Turf Lock to...

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‘Sketching at Portmellon & Chapel Point’

‘Sketching at Portmellon & Chapel Point’

After weeks of sunshine, whilst we were here, we have had some showers and grey days. So the above sketch of Chapel Point from Colona Beach is showing the grey leaden sky. Indeed my sketchbook was getting wet from drizzly rain to start with. I'm using an A4 'Arboreta'...

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‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

To BeerSaturday 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. It's a hot summers day by the sea and we'll be finishing in ‘The...

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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 strangely 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 littered...

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‘Hound Tor’

‘Hound Tor’

A scorching Bank Holiday Monday - Blimey, you don't get many of those! This sketch is from our lunch stop on Chinkwell Tor looking across to Hound Tor. My son is also sat beside me sketching away 'with his dear old Dad.' There are Skylarks singing all around us and a...

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