• 7 go to wales - sketching in north Wales

    1 month ago - By Vivie NB

    Ogwen Valley and the little river Ogwen winding through, watercolour/mixed media
    The Ogwen valley, watercolour and mixed media sketch
    I'm just back from a week painting in Wales with friends. Wales + mountains means we knew there would be rain - but it made for some lovely atmospheric scenes to sketch.
    Friend Ros, that I travelled with, and I stopped on the way in a beautiful valley I last saw about 20 years ago when my daughter was at Bangor university, I was determined to get there to paint again. Nigel another member of the group met up with us there and we all got thoroughly wet and...
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  • Ogwen Valley revisited - later in the week, 7 go to Wales

    Ogwen Valley revisited - later in the week, 7 go to Wales

    1 month ago - By Vivie NB

    Ogwen Valley in the mist, charcoal, a bit bigger than A3
    Ogwen valley in the mist, charcoal plein air
    We revisted the valley later in the week. The clouds were low over the tops of the mountains and the distance melted into whiteness. The little river Ogwen wound its way across the valley floor and the single track, switchback road disappeared off over the side of the mountain.
    All the recent rain meant the waterfalls were beautiful. I did a watercolour/mixed media with one in the afternoon, while the group climbed up to a higher lake. Next post ....
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  • Another from the Ogwen Valley, low clouds on the mountain tops

    Another from the Ogwen Valley, low clouds on the mountain tops

    1 month ago - By Vivie NB

    Ogwen Valley, Low cloud on the mountains, A3 mixed media
    After the charcoal sketch done in the morning my friends walked up to a higher lake, I painted quietly on my own. So peaceful with the clouds drifting by, the steep hills cut with tumbling waterfalls and the single track road winding up and down throught the rocks. I love the drama of the contours of the land and the rocks, barely covered by soil.
    We really didn't only have rainy days! though the mixed weather meant beautiful skies and challenges.
    Big black Welsh cattle with their huge hooves lumbered by, followed by calves...
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