Heddon’s Mouth.

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From a plein air acrylic sketch made during the summer, seen below, I’ve added some additional digital layers to plan the progress of this painting.  Heddon’s Mouth is a wonderful pebble beach on the coast of North Devon.  The National Trust have the wonderful Hunter’s Inn here which is both pub, hotel & restaurant.  The circular walk from this place down to Heddon’s Mouth and back is one of my favourite walks.  More progress pictures to follow as this composition unfolds. Al

http://www.thehuntersinnexmoor.co.uk/exmoor-restaurant/
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-valley/trails/gentle-walk-to-heddons-mouth

Midday At Bucks Mills.

18813637_1494718907245504_9195562976165650723_nBack to a little Pen & ink just to change the tempo for awhile.  Midday at Bucks Mills a picturesque village on the North Devon coast in England.  This leads down to a stoney beach where in bygone time there used to be a small harbour and limekilns.  With a little licence i’ve added a few cow parsley plants to liven things up.  The cabin in the middle of the picture is owned by the National Trust and used to be an artist’s retreat.  Still used today although not as a residence.

I dedicate this picture to the memory of an old art teacher of mine, ‘James Paterson A.R.C.A. 1916 – 1986.  Know to us as Jimmy’  who painted some wonderful watercolours of this village and the surrounding area

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Bucks Mills.

Bucks Mills on the North Devon coast, England.  A wonderful little village nestled in the trees overlooking the sea.  Once a small harbour with evidence of old lime kilns on the stoney beach.  I particularly liked the small artists retreat house owned by the National Trust.  Next harbour along the coast is a very picturesque cobbled stoned village called Clovelly.  Al