‘Moonlight on the Exe’

‘Moonlight on the Exe’

This sketch is on a dark blue coloured paper and I’ve used charcoal & a white chalk pastel. A4 ‘sh. A beautiful evening, with J & I strolling down the towpath of Exeter’s Ship Canal. Everything is still and dusky, the only thing you can hear is a...
‘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...
‘Gull on a buoy’

‘Gull on a buoy’

High tide at Topsham ~ all very quiet in the early morning mist. I can’t see to the other side of the Exe Estuary, but the water is very calm & flat with beautiful reflections. This ‘Little Gull’ stands waiting on a buoy. Watercolour ~ A5...
‘Low light on the Exe’

‘Low light on the Exe’

This sketch is on coloured paper with charcoal and chalk pastel. Keeping things simple, but hopefully effective ~ A4. Cycling along the Exe Estuary, even though it’s not very late the light is still low. There are many wading birds walking about on the mud,...
‘Oystercatchers’

‘Oystercatchers’

More sketches of the Oystercatchers on the Exe Estuary. I liked the way that some of them stood on one leg. If they needed to move, as the tide encroached, they hopped along. Also in the same area where Wigeon, Turnstones, Little Gulls and Sanderlings. The Sanderlings...

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