Sketching across the Otter Estuary

Sketching across the Otter Estuary

The Otter Estuary The River Otter’s source is just in Somerset in the Blackdown Hills. It travels 27 miles through East Devon to reach the sea, just east of Budleigh Salterton. The Otter Estuary is a 57-acre Nature Reserve and SSSI. It’s habitat consists...
‘Out across the Common’

‘Out across the Common’

The lad and I​ are out for an early morning ramble out across Woodbury Common with our sketchbooks​​ in our rucksacks. The colours on the Common today are much more Autumnal and Clinton Estates has the cattle out browsing. We sit in the sun sketching, looking out...
‘Down at the River Otter with a stick’

‘Down at the River Otter with a stick’

Watercolour ~ A5 Sunshine and showers today, the little lad has his stripy coat on to keep out the chilly wind. We have come down to Budleigh Salterton for a stroll (with the usual effort it takes us to get out of the house these days!) However here we are enjoying...
‘In the valley of the Otter’

‘In the valley of the Otter’

Watercolour ~ A5 A quiet sunny afternoon in the Otter Valley. A Jenny Wren is rootaling in the undergrowth nearby and midges dance in the sunlight outside the car window. Down to Budleigh when the ‘wee fella’ awakes to throw stones into the river. The...
‘Otterton Bridge’

‘Otterton Bridge’

Pen & ink ~ A5 Otterton Bridge from Otterton Mill’s car park. When the ‘Wee Lad’ wakes up we shall go and investigate the honking Geese, the crowing Cockerel and the waterwheel, what more does a small boy want! © Copyright Nick Watton. All...

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