Woodbury Common Woods

Woodbury Common Woods

Out sketching with my little lad again and as last time we are in the woods, sketching trees. This time on Woodbury Common. This is my sketch, we didn’t have too long, so I tried to capture an impression of the light and shadows across the clearing, with the light...
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...
‘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...

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