Wednesday, 28 March 2018

It's always good to get out and walk

...and when you can take the camera plus a sketchbook, it's even better.

We went over the Heddon Valley yesterday and here's some pics 

A typically rural scene - although fast declining what with mobile phones



Lots of little groups of primroses dotted around on our walk


Hunters Inn - a Very popular place in the Summer months - to the right of the pic is the National Trust shop


Pencil sketch of a shed near the National Trust shop


Initially sketched in pencil, then I added watercolour.





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13 comments:

Eileen said...

Spring is in the air, it's nice to get out and about. Nice to still see red phone boxes and I wonder if snail mail will put paid to letter boxes eventually. Lovely primroses and sketches Ann.

Judy said...

What a beautiful valley! Great sketches too! Is that phone booth still working? Our green ones have almost disappeared.

Shammickite said...

Did you walk all the way to the beach? Lovely primroses, wish they grew here but they don't. Only at garden centres!!!!!

Christine said...

Beautiful sketch, enjoyed your photos today!

robin cox walsh said...

LOVE your sketches (such straight lines!) I can't remember the last time I saw a pay phone here, or a mailbox. ;)

ann @ studiohyde said...

We are very hopeful that Spring is here....(although there was talk of another cold snap, we will try to pretend we didn't hear that) lol. Does make you wonder if the letter boxes will go one day, I hope not though.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Yes, the phone box is still in use. I don't think it takes coins anymore though, they usually only take cards nowadays. Rural areas have lost a lot of phone boxes, but communities have rescued some, turned them into a book-swap or put plants in them.

ann @ studiohyde said...

We almost got down to the beach, but crossed over the river at a wooden bridge. We usually walk down to it via the path that is on the left of the river, then walk back up the other side. It's a steepish climb for the last part, but after the gentle amble along earlier, we felt that was our exercise for the day, lol.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thanks Christine, I enjoyed the sketching. We had got back to the car, stopped there to have the coffee we brought with us, so I could occupy myself sketching.

ann @ studiohyde said...

I hadn't realised the lines were that straight!!, no ruler either, just eye-balling it. I must be getting the knack ;)

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see your photographs and I loved your sketches.

All the best Jan

Shammickite said...

A very distant ancestor was apparently associated with a bit of smuggling at Heddons Mouth.... can't trust those N Devonians.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thanks so much Jan :)

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