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...
‘Wistman’s Wood’

‘Wistman’s Wood’

Sketching in the wonderfully shaggy Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, which is beloved of our young lad. The wood is a strange eerie place with it’s twisted little oak trees, all bedecked with hanging moss’ and lichens. The trees grow over a valley side...
‘Hound Tor’

‘Hound Tor’

A scorching Bank Holiday Monday – Blimey, you don’t get many of those! We have come up for a walk on Dartmoor, near Widecombe, to the slightly quieter Bonehill Downs, Chinkwell Tor and Honeybag Tor. At the points where you park your car things are still...
‘Cold stroll on Hamel Downs’

‘Cold stroll on Hamel Downs’

It’s a cold day and we have come up for a cold stroll on Dartmoor from Widecombe up and along Hamel Downs. Our little lad is thrilled to find lots of icy puddles, the ones on the top being able to hold his weight. Only one or two other hardy souls were out and...
‘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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