Summer has now sadly drawn to a close. It's been a strange one this year with so much uncertainty with the Covid virus still around.
I wasn't able to get out very often so I had to make sure that I made the most of my walks and choose the places that I thought would be best for painting and give me a variety of views. This I decided would be The South Downs.
In the height of Summer I headed off to Beddingham and Firle. It was a hot sunny day. The paths were filled with wild flowers and butterflies and the fields full of golden crops and sheep grazing at their leisure. Perfect!
I knew it would be busy on the South Downs Way at Firle beacon so I walked up Beddingham Hill and set off south towards Newhaven . I was greeted with stunning views towards the sea . From there I headed back north to Firle beacon . I really couldn't have made a better choice for a walk !
|Beddingham to Firle walk |
It was an inspiring day and I returned home with plenty of wonderful views to paint ...
"Downland to the Sea"
"Golden to the Sea"
I am very happy to say that they have all found new homes.
My second main walk took to to Ditchling beacon and along to the windmills at Clayton . The Summer was gradually fading away and the colours were more muted. I love this time of year as the Hawthorn bushes are ablaze with red berries like beacons on the slopes .
|Ditchling beacon to Clayton|
Once again it was a wonderful walk with stunning views over The South Downs and the Sussex Weald . I'm still happily painting and holding on to the memories of Summer for as long as I can !