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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wales 2017-9

 
Our sight seeing day continued through Great Orme and then into Conwy to the infamous suspension bridge built by Thomas Telford. We walked across that too....feet were burning at this point so it was nice to take a moment for a cuppa and sketch both of the bridge and the statue at the Knight Shop opposite.

Wales 2017-8

 
 
Spent a day sight seeing and tried to cram lots in so we could get back to the mountains for our final full day.
Llandudno has a long pier and lots of beautiful Alice in Wonderland sculptures dotted around the town. Apparently the real little girl that Lewis Carol based the character Alice on lived in Llandudno.
 
I especially liked the Poppy memorial...it was huge!
 
* Walked for miles...Feet were killing me by the end of this day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wales 2017-6&7

The mountains changed with every passing moment, sometimes they disappeared completely into the clouds

 
I sketched the bottom sketch using my watercolour pens.
I created a box for the colours I thought I'd need and coloured it in with pen then used a water brush to liven that box up and pick up colour to sketch with...like a palette.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wales 2017-5


 
In some areas the water was almost black where it was so clear and the dark slate was revealed through it

Wales 2017-4

After Snowdon!
Taking the weight off after the climb and chilling with the dog.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wales 2017-3

 
The garden at the Old Mill looking out to the mountains

Wales 2017-2

 
The Old Mill I stayed in was simply beautiful, surrounded by mountains, nestled in 4.5 acres of woodland with the Ogwen river at the bottom.
I sat on a 20ft tree that had recently fallen to sketch this and felt so connected to nature.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wales 2017-1

 
A quick sketch at the foot of Snowdon with my new watercolour pens and a water brush

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wales Trip

 
Just managing to get myself sorted and scanned from my Wales trip of 4 nights in Bethesda. My Son wanted to climb Snowdon so we booked a beautiful Old Mill for a few days.
Here is the first page in my small Frisk Lay-Flat journal that I took along with me on the trip.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Animal Spread

 
The last spread in my Frisk Lay-Flat journal I started towards the end of March.