‘Paddington Coin Covers and Encapsulations’

‘Paddington Coin Covers and Encapsulations’

Some of these Paddington Coin Covers have been out for a little and I was unaware of the fact, which is why I had not put up a post about them before. So to start with the first two pieces of artwork that The Westminster Collection asked me to paint were views of...
‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

Storm Callum has blown over us at Port Gaverne and we are now in the tail end of it. We have just walked over to Port Issac and back managing to avoid the showers. The wind is still strong, blowing from the land out to sea. Although the sea is breaking strongly on the...
‘Out across the Common’

‘Out across the Common’

The lad and myself are out for an early morning ramble out across Woodbury Common with our sketch books in our rucksacks. The colours on the Common today are much more Autumnal and Clinton Estates has the cattle out browsing. We sit in the sun sketching, looking out...
‘Failing light on the Exe’

‘Failing light on the Exe’

With all the others out and finding myself on this side of the Exe Estuary, I strolled out (actually it turned out to be quite a brisk walk to beat the failing light) towards the old Topsham Lock Cottage. I went down to the end of the ferry jetty to sketch looking...
‘Bamburgh Castle’

‘Bamburgh Castle’

Back in England and a little south of where we were yesterday, down the coast at the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. Looking very strong and defensible – (though in 1463 the castle was surrendered to Warwick ‘The King Maker’ when he arrived with some...
‘Lindisfarne Castle’

‘Lindisfarne Castle’

We are on holiday in and around the Borders staying in Scotland, but have come back into England to Northumberia’s Holy Island – Lindisfarne. Crossing the causeway at about 9.30am. It being school holidays and a lovely sunny day, lots of other people are...

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