"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Snipe and Cormorants, Field Drawings.

Snipe. Pen and Ink.

Cormorants. Pen and Ink.

A trip to relatives in Doncaster yesterday, gave me the opportunity to have a walk around Denaby Ings for an hour or so. It was fairly quiet with not much around apart from good numbers of Gadwall and Mallard, and a solitary Speckled Wood Butterfly basking in the late autumn sunshine.


Emma Anderson said...

Beautyiful illustrations, Stuart.

Keith Tilley said...

I always like to see your pen and ink drawings, they're so full of life.

The cormorants are real characters. :-)

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Emma.

Thank you for the comment.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith
Thanks for the comment. I agree the cormorants are real characters. I enjoy drawing them, there is something about their shape (and that of Herons). I think if I was a sculptor I would find them irresistable to work on.

Rob Carey said...

These are great sketches.

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