Thursday, 30 August 2012

1 day left until the giveaway

Sketching at Southbourne   watercolour 12.5x20cm approx   ©2012 Lisa Le Quelenec

The thing about having visitors from out of town to stay is that you get to behave like a tourist yourself. Last week we went on trips all around the local area taking in the New Forest, Tyneham Village, Exbury Gardens and  Durlston. 

Tyneham Village I especially looked forward to. I had wanted to go there ever since I had first heard about it. The whole village was commandeered by the War Office in 1943 to be used as a firing range to train the troops, whilst it was supposed to be a temporary measure it is still used for training now and can only be visited at certain times.

School room window Tyneham Village

Some of the buildings are just shells but a great job has been done restoring some of the farm buildings, the church and the school building. There are signs telling the stories of the families that lived there with their photographs. I loved looking at the school building with it's little row of pegs for the children's coats, their nameplate by it's side with a little drawing. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in Dorset and Worbarrow Bay is just a short walk.

I did manage a couple of sketches whilst out gadding about and having a lovely time. One of which was Anvil Point Lighthouse  it was so windy I had a job keeping my sketchbook open. Halfway through His Nibbs got out his phone to take a picture.  

 It's just one more day to go before the give away draw so don't forget to post a comment on the previous post at this link to be in with a chance.

Sketching Anvil Point Lighthouse   photograph   ©2012 His Nibbs


RH Carpenter said...

I love the way you've included what you're painting - what a view! - with your painting of it :)

Zoe, ontheroad said...

Great going, Lisa, an adventure, guests and a fine piece of art.

Caroline Simmill said...

Beautiful work as usual Lisa, you really do capture the bonny grey colour tones so well along with the blues too. Wonderful location too.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Rhonda, thank you. It really is a beautiful stretch of coastline. I'm hoping to go back and visit for more sketching soon. Things have been so busy lately that I hadn't been down there for a while.

Hi Zoe, thanks. I do like the adventures along the Dorset coast - next time we shall have to take a picnic.

Hello Caroline, thank you. I love to search out the colourful greys. I think they are fascinating. We are lucky to be on the coast with all the visual treats of dramatic light. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have been up to.

Silly Little Sheep said...

Lovely place to go and paint...

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Veronika, it's beautiful isn't it. I feel so lucky to live here. Best wishes.