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‘Wooded, rocky path’

‘Wooded, rocky path’

This sketch is where we had our lunch in the steep, boulder-strewn woods below Sharpitor. A very atmospheric place. Sketched with a dip pen and bottle of ink, A4'ish. A lovely day spent on one of our favourite Dartmoor walks - Lustleigh to Hunter's Tor. It's an...

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‘Mouth of the Exe’

‘Mouth of the Exe’

Sitting on the sea wall sketching the mouth of the Exe as it is funnelled between Dawlish Warren and Exmouth. What a beautiful spot with the sun dipping behind the hill. I'm trying to think of something clever to say for the speech I'm supposed to be giving for the...

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‘Chapel Point’

‘Chapel Point’

This watercolour sketch is of Chapel Point, an isolated peninsula jutting out into the sea, from Portmellon. I used a bit of black watercolour pencil in it to try and add texture, but this got rather lost in the mix of paint I used for the darker areas (Vandyke Brown,...

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‘Roxy’

‘Roxy’

Our good friend's Paul & Midge have kindly lent us their narrowboat again for a week's gentle adventure on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Another great week has been had - seeing how far we can reach in the time allotted​. It would be nice to head further, but work seems...

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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 Trip to the Isle of Mull with a sketchbook)....

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