Woodbury Castle Sketch

Woodbury Castle Sketch

Sitting up on Woodbury Castle while the little lad plays with his mate. This sketch is of the huge earthen banks of the hillfort with all the tall beech trees growing in and around it with a dappled light breaking through the canopy.  This sketch started out quite...
Woodbury Common Woods

Woodbury Common Woods

Out sketching with my little lad again and as last time we are in the woods, sketching trees. This time on Woodbury Common. This is my sketch, we didn’t have too long, so I tried to capture an impression of the light and shadows across the clearing, with the light...
‘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...
‘Walking at Bystock’

‘Walking at Bystock’

A dry chilly day, the ground is still very soggy over at Bystock Pools – as you would expect, after all our rain. We had a lovely walk around the reserve, splashing through the puddles and trying not to slip on the duck boards. It felt very still there, with no...
‘Long Shadows on Woodbury Common’

‘Long Shadows on Woodbury Common’

Cold clear winters day, with the sun dropping away. Very cold sketching, but I always love this view, looking over Woodbury Common to the hills and sea beyond. Over East Budleigh someone is having a bonfire with smoke rising. Now I’ll have to jump around to get...
‘Bystock Pool’

‘Bystock Pool’

Well after us all being ill and me not feeling like sketching, I haven’t been adding much here. So I am back on the Blog (also I have now finished writing all my Christmas Cards – Hurrah!) Today we went over for a chilly walk around Bystock Pools near...

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