‘Turnstones’

‘Turnstones’

Turnstones pecking & hopping about on the breakwater at Brigham. They were happy to come quite close to me sitting quietly, which is great for sketching. Watercolour wash was added later at home, with a bit more pencil to darken up a little. A5 © Copyright Nick...
‘Sketching on the Kennet & Avon Canal’

‘Sketching on the Kennet & Avon Canal’

We are off on an adventure from Devices, motoring through the peaceful & beautiful ‘Vale of Pewsey’, onboard the Good Ship ‘Rowan’. We used to own a canal boat, which was moored a little further west, on the Somerset Coal Canal. So it’s great to be back on the...
‘Barn Owl Sketches’

‘Barn Owl Sketches’

I am working on a painting of a Barn Owl at the moment so I have dug out these sketches that I did some time ago at the Natural History Museum. I was sitting quietly in an out of the way spot, by the stuffed bird cabinet. For these sketches, I used Derwent coloured...
‘Sweet Chestnuts’

‘Sweet Chestnuts’

J and I drove over to Bicton Park for a longer stroll around than we usually get with small boys (he being at school). It was nice to be there on a quiet autumn day and whilst there we gathered a few Sweet Chestnuts that had fallen. Some of which we gathered to eat...
‘Devon Donkey’

‘Devon Donkey’

We took Mum & Dad over to the Donkey Sanctuary, at Sidmouth today. Sunny today, but with the odd light shower blowing over. We enjoyed having a look around again and stroking the noses of the more obliging donkeys. Using charcoal again here – in a bit of a...

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