Sketching along the Exeter Ship Canal

Sketching along the Exeter Ship Canal

Sketching on the Exeter Ship CanalThe Exeter Ship Canal is a great place to come for some sketching, painting and drawing. The canal is 5 miles long, from Haven Banks, near Exeter Quay to the Turf Lock on the River Exe. There are lots of interesting spots to sit and...
‘Failing light on the Exe’

‘Failing light on the Exe’

A4 – Watercolour washes with black ink applied with a brush. The large black areas I finished off later as I was running out of light, way too fast. Sold I’m at a loose end on the west side of the Exe Estuary. So, of course, I strolled out (actually it...
‘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 of the...
‘Sea Mist in the Estuary’

‘Sea Mist in the Estuary’

This sketch shows us looking down into the Exe Estuary ~ it looks as if we are high in the mountains with the clouds below us! Pen & wash ~ A5 The day started with us in thick sea mist, but as the day went on in lowered until it was just hugging the coast, with...

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