August brings with it another heatwave, it's just far too hot for me to go walking .
The land is so scorched and dry ! I feel I should be stocking up on shades of brown paint :(
Thankfully I'm well stocked up with reference photos to keep me going. I've been busy painting a scene from my walk over the South Downs near Alfriston. It was such a lovely day , the views over the Sussex weald and the downs were amazing!
"Summer Days and Pathways"
|Painting of the view from my walk near Alfriston.
Another of my wonderful walks was around Pycombe. I took a circular walk from the Jack and Jill pub at Clayton which took me past Wolstonbury Hill to Pycombe where I joined the South Downs Way. It was yet another hot day and I have to admit that it felt like a long trudge to get to the top of West Hill !
I was glad to take a break at the top where I was greeted by the stunning views that seemed to go on forever! To the south was the distant sea .....
|View towards the sea from West Hill at Pycombe, Sussex
...and to the West I found myself looking towards Devil's Dyke and beyond ! It really did take your breath away! Such a perfect view to paint ......
Acrylic on canvas 24" x 18"