11 April

Another attempt at the view from Cowgrove. This time I drew loosely in pen first. I feel more comfortable with this technique, I like the freedom of using a pen, no correction is possible so every mark remains.

7 April

This is the second painting I did at Cowgrove yesterday morning. The Sky was vivid blue with puffy white clouds, almost like a painting by Constable. I am not him so I didn’t do it justice! Still it was good to get out in the very fresh air.

6 April

We managed to have a small socially distanced outing with the Broadstone Art Society to do some plein air painting this morning. There were only five of us so it was easy to stay safe. The weather was bright but the wind very cold which didn’t encourage us to stay for long. We visited Cowgrove near Wimborne Minster in Dorset, a quiet spot but there were lots of walkers and cyclists and a couple of horse riders out enjoying the sunshine. I managed a couple of quick watercolours, this is Poplar Farm.