A couple of weeks ago we made the most of the wonderful sunshine and went up to the top of Beddingham Hill, Sussex. The views were stunning ! From Mount Caburn, to Lewes and the sea at Newhaven.
|The view from Beddingham Hill looking north towards Lewes on the left|
|The wonderful chalk paths, part of the South Downs Way|
I love the chalk tracks against the patchwork fields, a never ending path of The South Downs Way and the views go on for ever!
|Looking out to sea over Newhaven and fields of red poppies.|
For my first painting of the area I have decided on the little picturesque village of Beddingham that sits at the foot of Mount Caburn.
A scattering of houses and farms nestled among the hills where artists such as Eric Ravilious would stay and delight in the surrounding and inspirational views.
|"Furlongs" by Eric Ravilious|
On the top of the 480 ft Mount Caburn is an Iron Age fort and is regularly seen among a multitude of colourful hang gliders soaring on the breeze.
Both the village and Mount Caburn make a wonderful subject for my painting..
Acrylic on box canvas 20"x 16"x 1.5"
|looking over the village of Beddingham towards Mount Caburn|
Here are a couple of links if you would like to know more about Eric Ravilious and the Beddingham artists