Sunday, April 22

JONES'S FARM, March, Cambridgeshire. UK

On Saturday I visited Jones's farm and took my sketchbooks along. The views from the yard were much the same as they are from my home; sheets of various greens, blues and yellows splayed out into the horizon, only Jones's farm had a few more buildings and trees in the distance.
As I walked up towards the yard along the dusty trail that guides the way from the gate, I looked back and decided that would be my finishing sketch.
The yard had plenty of treats in store for me, the first of them being a really old, rundown, brick barn, the subject in my first sketch of the day.


Pigment liner and watercolour in my little book of challenges

Moving my chair around to the other side of the yard gave me shelter from the breeze as I sat beside a wall of hay bales. As I sketched a weasel shot out in front of me, making his way towards the opposite field. I would love to have captured a sketch of him but bionic I am not!


Pigment liner in my little book of challenges

My final sketch was as I had decided earlier in the day, the view back to the gate along the dusty road track.


Pigment liner and watercolour in my little book of challenges

24 comments:

Jenny said...

As always, your work is a pleasure to view.

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Jenny!

SCquiltaddict said...

Hard to pick my favorite....they are all lovely

Anita said...

Thankyou Margaret!

Teri C said...

I am in love with your 'something old'! It is wonderful wonderful! I like the other ones too but that one just grabbed me.

Emma Pod said...

All three are terrific. The landscape is especially nice...great colors and composition.

Africantapestry said...

A wonderful post! I love that old brickbarn...the colors are just beautiful with a great atmosphere coming form the dark window..Love the other two as well..the winding road with the homestead in the distance...great work, like always!The view you have from your home sound beautiful..inspiring?
Ronell

Dave said...

Three more lovely sketches. The composition of the last sketch is very pleasing, and I like the feeling of old, crumbling bricks that you've created in the first one.

Robyn Sinclair said...

These are all beautiful, Anita. You'll soon have enough for a book on the Fens. I was reminded of Miss B Potter as I imagined you and the badger crossing paths at Jones' farm.

caseytoussaint said...

These are all wonderful - but I think my favorite is the old barn. Beautifully done.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

These drawings are gorgeous!

phthaloblu said...

These are so beautifully done! I especially like the last one of the road.

Arty Velarde said...

WOW... beautiful!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Teri!

Anita said...

Thankyou Emma!

Anita said...

Thankyou Ronell. The Fens certainly grow on you, I can't imagine living in a built up area now.

Anita said...

Thanks alot Dave!

Anita said...

LOL...I wouldn't mind following Miss Potters footsteps Robyn. Thankyou for your kind comments.

Anita said...

Thanx Casey!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Andrea!

Anita said...

Thanx Phthaloblu...Yes, the last one is my favourite too!

Anita said...

What a wonderful response....Thankyou Arty!

Joan said...

It's so wonderful that you're doing this in your journal, and then writing a commentary in your blog. Nice!!

Anita said...

Thankyou Joan!