"He who must not be bored while I sketch" was in very chatty mode while we drove down to his favourite view at Emmetts Garden in Kent. I sketched the view to the rear of us while we sat on a bench looking at the Weald and idly speculating about which country has the best weather in the world. Well it was a walm and balmy summer's day in Kent - and we decided that Kent was really pretty good!
Isn't it weird that even with a sketch which features an "in your face" fence, barbed wire, a chain mesh fence and nettles that it still looks really peaceful!
This sketch is in my new small Moleskine which I'm going to try and use a bit more. That means that this image is only 7" x 5.5" across a double page spread. It was done 'en plein air' in pen and ink and then I used coloured pencils when I got home.
Just to clarify: Odd - as in "intermittent" - sketches will continue to be posted on this site. Only sketches associated with trips and travelling will go on my new new blog - and they have now started - first sketches were posted today!
[Originally posted in Making a Mark on 7th August 2007. What gets posted where has changed again. All sketches associated with travels outside my home now get posted on this blog with a narrative. The same main image with a much shorter narrative may also be posted on Making a Mark - unless previously posted there and/or the sketch is associated with a major trip.]
- Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks,Kent, TN14 6AQ Tel 01732 751509
- Making a Mark - Through the Fence
- National Trust - Emmetts Garden, Kent
- Emmetts Garden - how to get there
- Gardens to Go - Kent Gardens - Emmetts Garden (has a number of photos of the garden and links to other gardens in Kent)