Category Archives: rural

A country walk…

Some Springtime rural sketching, mostly colour, with an intense black and white interlude. I’d set off across the fields to sketch Shotwick graveyard with its toppling stones and collapsing tombs, but ended up getting distracted en route, drawing pylons and a … Continue reading

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A rural interlude…

Here is a Welsh valley sketched twice in different media (Sally says it looks like a Geography textbook…), four views from a train in four different media (felt-tip, pencil, ink-brush, watercolour), some sheep and lambs (topical!), and a different Welsh valley (out-take … Continue reading

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Cloudy

Six attempts at describing morning and evening clouds flowing over the Pyrenees, and one in the middle of just the mountains, trying different approaches (opaque white ink, reserved white paper, titanium white watercolour). I think the third and the last are starting … Continue reading

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Scrolling sketch

My clever friend Jim (who has an excellent art blog) showed me how to display photos of a concertina sketchbook as a continuous image. I haven’t quite got the colour/lightness matching correct across the photos, but the overall effect is close to … Continue reading

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Bosky

Looking up a steep slope past an old yew tree, deep in the mossy/rocky woods below Bath University (Alex and Jim know the spot); followed by the boots that carried me there. The tree sketch line work was done on site, shade and colour … Continue reading

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Mendip views

Some rural sketching for a change… three views from an Autumnal walk along the Mendips. The first is from the top of Crook Peak, looking down onto the motorway (shining after a recent rain shower), and across the Bristol Channel to the … Continue reading

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Outdoor museum

The Weald and Downland Museum is a collection of old buildings that have been saved from dereliction and demolition and given a new home. It’s like a much smaller, rural English version of Skansen, the wonderful original ‘open air museum’ in … Continue reading

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