The last of my sketches from my holiday on the North Norfolk coast. This is a less well known view of the much painted Cley Windmill, which is usually tackled from the view of it from the salt marshes. I thought it was nice to put it in context in the village of Cley for a change. I have had to do this one from a photo as I didn't have time to do it on holiday. I took photos and notes, but I don't think it is really a substitute from sketching while you are actually there. I have tried to be strict about the pace I did it at to replicate doing it on site, but it just isn't the same at home as you have to much time to consider and this, I think, loses some of the freshness. Still, it was the only way I could complete my sketches - so needs must and all that. Pen and wash in my sketchbook. P.S. Best viewed enlarged as for some reason postings on POL seem to go slightly blurry at lower resolutions?
About the Artist
I am a watercolourist first and foremost as I love the qualities of the medium, its riskiness and unpredictability. I started painting about 8 years ago and it has now become an integral part of my life. Hopefully, I will continue to paint into my dotage as I am given to understand that you can…View full profile