‘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 so much as the last sketch. A5 using a brushpen © Copyright Nick Watton. All Rights...
‘Portmellon & Chapel Point’

‘Portmellon & Chapel Point’

Staying with Mum & Dad at the beautiful Cornish Cove – Portmellon, enjoying snorkeling, kayaking and explouring. (We set off for Mevagissey to try and find all the places mentioned in Susan Cooper’s ‘Over Sea, Under Stone’ book, which...
‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

‘Sketching in Beer with the OVAS Gang’

Saturday 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, on a hot summers day by the sea, finishing in ‘The Dolphin’ at 3.30....
‘Wooded, rocky path’

‘Wooded, rocky path’

A lovely day spent on one of our favourite Dartmoor walks – Lustleigh to Hunter’s Tor. It’s an interesting walk with lots of woods, boulders, fungi (today anyway) and a little bit of moor to explore and generally poke about in. This sketch is where...
‘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...
‘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 into sky as...

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