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We have been staying up in Cumbria, but in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – if that makes sense. In the friendly village of Sedburgh which is nestled at the foot of the Howgill Hills. We have had quite a bit of rain, but have also had a lovely time.

Featured sketch above:

On the Steamer

Watercolour & Pen ~ A5
Sitting on the boat, looking towards the stern from where we had come.

Materials Used

I am using an A5 Daler Rowney, Red & Yellow cartridge pad. 6B pencil, a black brush pen and a waterproof fineliner pen. I’m also using my Winsor & Newton, watercolour field paint box and a couple of round brushes – sable no.6 & a no.1

Waternook, Lake District


Pen ~ A5
We set off for a ‘steamer’ trip on Ullswater (Lake District), it was a nice bright day, but somewhat windy on the lake. We stopped at Howtown halfway up the lake for lunch (The town of Howtown is rather smaller than a modern-day town!) at the Hotel. Which had a sunny, sheltered beer garden, with rocks for the ‘little man’ to climb on, very pleasant. This view is just around the corner from the hotel, waiting for the boat to come back.

On the Hawes Road

On the Hawes Road

Pen ~ A5
This is a sketch is on the road, coming back to Sedburgh from Hawes.
Coming back from Hawes – it is a very windy day – nearing Sedburgh. We were stopped by a large tree branch hanging above the road in the telegraph wires. So the ‘little fella’ was very interested to watch the police and workmen with chainsaws, as they dealt with the situation.

Sedburgh Rooftops

Sedburgh Rooftops

Watercolour & Brushpen ~ A5
Looking out the back out of our Sedburgh holiday cottage, at the interesting rooftops in the backyards.

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