Posts from the ‘Sussex’ category

Three weeks older, white tipped wings stronger every day, the Queens Park cygnets may soon be on their way.

Sometimes it’s tricky to know when to stop working on a painting. In this one, less may have been more.Second time around, maybe it was about right.

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Over the last couple of months, Queens Park in Brighton has been host to sextuplets. Six weeks ago these fluffy little Cygnets were barely bigger than a hand. In the last week, their tiny chicken-like wings have doubled in size.Time to sketch these beauties before I miss the chance!

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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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