Monday, 29 June 2009

Hundred Steps meadow near Wem, North Shropshire

A hot hot day, I took a long cycle ride home from work, down the back lanes to 100 Steps on the Shropshire Way. The footpath of 100 stone steps leads down a hillside overgrown with hawthorn and hazel, across a meadow to the small River Roden. You could see the grass seed blowing across the meadow, and twinges of hayfever started to come over me. It's a lovely hidden hillside banked by a corridor of woodland, and the sound of water.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Friday, 26 June 2009

Monday, 22 June 2009

Wheat field behind the house

A hot still evening, with few clouds and the smell of the green wheat in the air. I walked through the tracks in the wheat field to cheer myself up and spotted a hot air balloon (a virgin too). The first sketch was probably overworked, I stopped looking at the scene. The second was most interesting, really bold landscape shapes were all around me, and needed drawing. Must come out here again to paint for longer.