Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Glebe

I have sketched these trees quite a few times during the last few weeks and at different times of the day. I just have to walk to the end of the golf course in front of my house and there they are. The field is known locally as "the Glebe." You can just make out the River Dee in the distance on the lefthand side of the painting.
I took my Friday morning class out to sketch them one lovely sunny Friday - we all sat in the graveyard next door, (we didn't disturb a soul, literally) looking into the field at these gorgeous trees! We couldn't get into the field as there were sheep and cattle at either end. Funny how the sheep stayed as far away from the cattle as they could get and vice versa! It was a great morning and got my girls and boy using their new sketchbooks!


  1. I think that's a beautifully done tree. Lovely shape, shadows and colour. I like your foreground and sky colours also, very nice pic indeed. Sitting in graveyards is obviously very inspiring!

  2. Thank you so much! I have found some new trees, happily away from the graveyard but unfortunately on a country path which sees a lot of foot traffic! No low profile....no pressure...eek!