Mendip views

A break from urban sketching with some rural pictures! They were all done in the Mendips, which rise above the Somerset Levels and have surprisingly good views for their size. An ink-filled water-brush was perfect for drawing the pattern of trees and hedges in the fields far below. And released from the city my water-colours came into their own, suiting the soft contours, subtle colours and broad features of the landscape and skies.

mendip1Looking South-West over the Levels towards the Quantocks…

mendip231…West, down the Bristol Channel past the two tiny islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm and across to Wales (sketched using water-brushes filled with dilute ink)…

cars123skulls etc2…two views looking South East to Brent Knoll, a local landmark…

cars124frome09…two from the top of Crook Peak, including an avid reader (she highly recommends ‘The Night Circus’)…

skulls etc3

…the path along the ridge…


…and finally, looking out from Weston-super-Mare beach towards Steep Holm at sunset after completing a three day walk.

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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4 Responses to Mendip views

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  2. melisnorth says:

    You weren’t too far from me when sketching these! I live just on the other side of the Quantocks. You are just as skilled in a rural situation as you are in an urban one, great set!

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