Sunday, June 01, 2008

The view from the Downs

The Weald from Emmetts Garden on the North Downs
8" x 10", coloured pencil in Moleskine sketchbook

copyright Katherine Tyrrell

Emmetts Garden is the highest garden in Kent which is open to the public. Last weekend we went there on the sunny Saturday before the deluge which followed.

I parked "he who must not be bored while I sketch" on a bench so he could read his book in the sunshine and then I raced around the garden taking photographs. I'm still trying to master the use of the the macro and super macro on the new camera! What I have come to realise is that I'm now talking many more photos of small creepie crawlie flying things than before!

Then it was time for tea followed by a walk to the bluebell woods - which are, of course called the bluebell woods on a year round basis even if the bluebells are now over!

The sketch is the view from our favourite bench - right at the very far end of the bluebell woods. You can see for miles and miles over the tops of the trees of the slopes of the North Downs to the Weald of Kent beyond.

So - we had a nice long chat while I sketched........

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a blissful outing, Katherine. I like the play of bright light that leads the eye through this lovely sketch.

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