Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Time for some sketching

On a lovely walk at Heddon's Mouth last week and it gave me a great opportunity to sketch.

First though, this is the location:    HEDDON VALLEY (when you have opened the link, scroll down for more information about the place).

Sketching this bridge was easy, there was a very useful bench nearby where I set up my sketching kit...

Further along the track the path leads to the sea.  I was more interested in the cliffs, they looked very majestic in the late afternoon sun.

Time to stop at the pub for a cider and some more sketching...lovely


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Watermouth Harbour

Local for us and yet we haven't stopped here for a walk around in ages.  Finally, we decided perhaps it was time to visit and so glad we did.  This little gem of a harbour made a great place to sit and sketch plus take a walk with the dogs (yes we still have Hamish visiting)!

Sketching was worth this outing too,
but first some photos

dinghies waiting to be used...

a boat under repair...

and a crane ready to move something big...I wonder what!

Mostly I enjoyed the sketching
truly en plein air time - yes I took my paints and easel with me...

(initial painting)

then I added pastel

Final piece....

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