Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Caer Caradoc from Ragleth Hill, Shropshire

Some sunshine at last this week, so up the hill (heading east) from Church Stretton I went up onto Ragleth Hill. Some great views all around of Wenlock Edge, the Mynd, and Caer Caradoc painted here. It was a job to hang onto my paper!
View of Caer Caradoc from Ragleth Hill
Watercolour, watercolour pencil
23cm x 12cm
18 August 2010


Here are some interesting photos of the hills I took, the shadows were particularly interesting for me as they looked like mirror images distorted on the hill. View of the Mynd, heather colour just showing through the dark shadows.

Norton Camp

A walk around the woods of Norton Camp from Craven Arms, Shropshire was a lovely ramble. This painting was one of the few distant views of hills available on the walk, since mostly I was in the woods! During this painting one of those low flying jets came from overhead, flew to the hill in the distance (I think it was Clee Hill), banked and headed off again. Overall it took a mere one or two minutes at most. Crushed hazelnuts still green, A beech limb fallen across the path, up a steep banked lane. Squares of corn and dots of oak, A wandering line of a hedge. An arm wet with sparkling water, A damp grass seat, Fading foxgloves, Strong swirling breeze. Unripe blackberries, Mature cheddar crisps, A Tunnock teacake, A chest full of fresh air, Time to walk on.

View towards Clee from Norton Camp, Craven Arms

Watercolour, watercolour pencil. 37cm x 15cm.
16 August 2010

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