‘Failing light on the Exe’

‘Failing light on the Exe’

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...
‘Up the Exe from Turf’

‘Up the Exe from Turf’

We all had a pleasant cycle up the western side of the Exe Estuary, stopping at Turf Lock to have our lunch. Turf Hotel was pretty busy, but we sat right at the end to have a little more peace and quiet (Bah – Humbug ???? This also enabled us to watch the...
‘Mouth of the Exe’

‘Mouth of the Exe’

Sitting on the sea wall sketching the mouth of the Exe as it is funnelled between Dawlish Warren and Exmouth. What a beautiful spot with the sun dipping behind the hill. I’m trying to think of something clever to say for the speech I’m supposed to be...
‘Exe Sunset’

‘Exe Sunset’

I’ve been trying to loosen up my oil paintings a bit, so tried this little oil painting looking down the Exe Estuary from Topsham, at dusk. On canvas board (20 x 20 cm) Sold © Copyright Nick Watton. All Rights...
‘Stained Glass at St Nicholas Methodist Church Topsham’

‘Stained Glass at St Nicholas Methodist Church Topsham’

I’ve just spent two weeks sat on a plank 10 feet in the air, painting something very different for me. St Nicholas’ Methodist Church in Topsham asked me if I would paint back in the faces on five Victorian Stained Glass windows, that are around the altar...
‘Down the Exe from Turf’

‘Down the Exe from Turf’

Strolling down to the Turf Lock Hotel at the end of the Exeter Ship Canal and looking down the Exe towards Exmouth. It’s a lovely sunny day, but chilly. To me this sketch makes it look rather lonely, but there were lots of other people about, birdwatchers,...

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