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‘Ursula’

‘Ursula’

This was a very nice commission to sketch the lovely sailing boat 'Ursula'. I had originally sketched her as 'Solais na Mara' moored on the Isle of Mull (here's a link to see my old sketch and how 'Ursula' used to look 'Solais na Mara'). She's renamed,...

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‘Pulled up at Restronguet’

‘Pulled up at Restronguet’

Here's the other demo sketch that I did for Newton St Cyres Art Society. Working quickly with oils to pull everything together in the time that I had - Phew - Only just made it! Oil on canvas board 20 x 20 cm. © Copyright Nick Watton. All...

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‘Coverack Impression’

‘Coverack Impression’

I'm at the very friendly and lively Newton St Cyres Art Group, giving another talk and demo on some of my sketching techniques. After a chat about perspective and vanishing points (everyone's favourite, but essential to grasp to be able to sketch...

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‘Wooded Path’

‘Wooded Path’

Camping on the Blackdown Hills with lots of Cub Scouts and their families and having a hot, jolly time! With even some 'Ging Gang Gooling' around the campfire. While the youngsters were in the pool splashing about, I strolled off along one of the...

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‘Sketching Workshop in Topsham’

‘Sketching Workshop in Topsham’

Today I am in Topsham with the enthusiastic members of Otter Vale Art Society to give a workshop on sketching, following on from last nights demo. We are lucky with the weather, which for the most part stays dry, with just one shower blowing through at the...

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‘Otter Vale Sketching Demo’

‘Otter Vale Sketching Demo’

Tonight I have been to the very friendly Otter Vale Art Society to give a demo on various sketching techniques. I managed to fit three sketches into the time allowed the first being a watercolour with watercolour black pencil. The headland wash bled a bit...

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