Posts by Claire Moore

‘Midsummer Murders’ – just riveting enough to stay awake for…or maybe not…My victims remain unimpressed with my portraiture efforts.

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‘Look at the scary lady’ a man says from behind me. I think he’s referring to Damien Hirst’s Verity, rather than me.

5 minute sketch of Verity from across the harbour
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A late afternoon stroll in the Sussex countryside should be a calming, mindful experience.

That is until you come across a wall of Alpacas turning towards you in one synchronous movement. Slowly. Silently. Deliberately. 36 ice cold eyes staring you down, just daring you to open the gate and tread the public foot path across their field…The sun may sink much more quickly than expected, but you are bound to find civilisation eventually… for example, a totally creepy 12th century church. If it’s nearly dark, definitely stop to sketch it. Whilst you are deeply engrossed in capturing the sinister trees, try not to wet yourself when one of your party sneaks up behind you and calls your name to break that awkward silence.

Excellent walk courtesy of Ben Perkins, Waterside walks in Sussex, Shermanbury and Wineham.

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