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Sitting on a slip on the Exe

A4 ~ Watercolour sketch ~ Sold

I’m at a loose end on the west side of the Exe Estuary. So, of course, I strolled out (actually it turned out to be quite a brisk walk to beat the failing light) with my sketchbook​. Heading towards the old Topsham Lock Cottage.
I went down to the end of the Ferry jetty to sketch looking upstream, with dramatic clouds and long dark shapes forming.
It was a peaceful scene, except for the noise coming from the motorway. Which could be heard quite clearly, it being a still evening. Car noise is one of my bugbears – Grrr!
However as I strolled back. More slowly this time, as it was now getting dark, with no more sketching was on the cards. Bats were wheeling about me and it seemed a very pleasant, relaxed outing – motorway or not 🙂

Materials Used

Sketched in an A4 Arboretta heavy-weight 160g/m sketch pad. I added watercolour washes with my Winsor & Newton, field paint box, applied with a sable brush no.6.
With the same brush I added the black with black ink. I indicated where the large black areas would go, as I was running out of light, way too fast. Finishing off these parts when I was back home.

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