More!

Brougham Castle, well……..IMG_20160514_1107367_rewind_kindlephoto-701213726what’s left of it!

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The castle gateway at Egremont.

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Holy Trinity Church in Kendal.

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Old House in Askrigg.

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The lovely Coniston, where it doesn’t always rain……though it has done every time I’ve been there and I’ve been there a lot of times!

 

Even more!

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This is the old market house at Shap.

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The rather magnificent Castlerigg stone circle just outside Keswick.

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Bowness on Windermere.

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Lanercost Priory.

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The old road west of Lake Thirlmere.

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The topiary in the gardens of Levens Hall, fabulous and well worth a visit…….or just buy the drawing!

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Appleby.

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Whitehaven.

More from the pile!

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Cleater Moor, old library and civic hall.

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Cleater Moor

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Bewcastle Cross.

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The old antique shop, Temple Sowerby.

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Kirby Stephen.

IMG_20160514_0945022_rewind_kindlephoto-700260987Cockermouth.

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Penrith.

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Sepulchre Lane, Kendal.

IMG_20160514_0946274_rewind_kindlephoto-700330674Ashness Bridge.

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The Old Mill and Church, Aysgarth, Wensleydale. 

More from the pile!

Some more drawings from the pile, we’ve been traveling around the country for some of these!

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The gorgeous Eileen Donan Castle up in Scotland.

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Skipton parish church.

IMG_20160509_1337153_rewind_kindlephoto-386250467Cockley Bridge, I love the tractor on the left hand side, we call things like that ‘nutty bits’ as they are really fun to draw!

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The main street in Cockermouth.

IMG_20160514_1058582_rewind_kindlephoto-700872274Newby Bridge, unfortunately this was washed away in the winter flooding.

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Hawes in Wensleydale. 

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Acorn Bank in Temple Sowerby.

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Muncaster Castle.

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The mill and bridge at Aysgarth.

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The Black Bull at Haworth.

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Apsley House, one time home of The Duke of Wellington in London and well worth a visit.

Random drawings!

I’m going through some drawings and trying to put them in some sort of order………..I’m failing miserably! I’ve spent the morning trying to work out where some of them were drawn……why oh why weren’t they labelled.

One of my problems is that when I’m drawing I’m interested in that drawing but as soon as its finished it’s put aside and I start the next one. I assume I’ll remember a drawing but I don’t…….and after a few years, well I might remember drawing it but where it was drawn…………

Bit by bit they will be sorted but in the mean time I’m going to post them on my blog randomly.

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I knew there were another couple of drawings of Southport! This is Lord Street.

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The Bandstand Southport

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The High Street in Kendal

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Dove Cottage, Grasmere

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Brentwood, Ruskin’s house, Coniston

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Village Square, Hawkshead

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Townend, Troutbeck

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St.Kentigern’s Church, Caldbeck

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The very lovely Grange-over-Sands

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Cockley Beck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawings of Cumbria

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago one of the reasons for setting up this blog was to be able to share some of my drawings…….so here come the next ten. Drawings of Cumbria this time!

They are original pen and ink drawings, A 2 size and for sale, just message me for further details.

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Yew Tree Farm near Coniston. This is actually the view of the farm from the road, it’s a fabulous place and must have looked this way for hundreds of years, if you can forget about the constant traffic passing by!

IMG_20160503_1451418_rewind_kindlephoto-58512954Warthwaite Crags, St John’s in The Vale

IMG_20160503_1435040_rewind_kindlephoto-58040323Milnthorpe Church. Milnthorpe is a lovely little village in the ‘South Lakes’ with a fabulous weekly market.

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Arnside. Just a few minutes from Milnthorpe is Arnside, one of my favourite places, as a child I spent many happy times playing on the beach and exploring, very Swallow’s and Amazon’s!

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The Old Grammar School and Church, Hawkshead. You’re going to see lots of drawings of churches, I’m not religious but as buildings they are good to draw!

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And here we go…..another church, this time in Grasmere. It always seems to rain when I go here however it’s worth it for the Grasmere gingerbread that’s made here. It really is terrific and a certain Prince of Wales always stops off here to collect some and say hello (maybe I’m not supposed to mention that little known fact) still if it’s good enough for him !!!

IMG_20160503_1432524_rewind_kindlephoto-57798351Loweswater!

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The Smithy, Loweswater. What a delight, and that roof……it’s poetry

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The north end of Crummock Water

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Ruskin’s Cross in Coniston churchyard, a pretty amazing memorial!

 

 

 

 

A walk along the esplanade

With a break in the horrible weather we took a walk along the esplanade. Apart from a small cliff fall which has pushed some beach huts onto the revetment path Shanklin seems to have managed to survive the winter pretty unscathed!

The surfers were out in out in full force…..they must be mad!

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My pen and ink drawing of the same view