Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

My son and his friend are doing a project about life in the ‘dark’ woods, so later we were to be found sketching in the trees around Fernworthy Reservoir. The above sketch was a base wash of watercolour, then working over the top with a black watercolour...
‘Sketching at the RAMM’

‘Sketching at the RAMM’

My son and I have come to Exeter’s marvellous RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum – which is free! Though, of course, we did give a donation. Which seems only reasonable.) With the intension of sketching some of the exhibits. As he would like some practice...
‘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...

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