Sketching with an Ancient Tree

I’ve been itching to sketch this fabulous tree, whilst it sketched with me. So today, with my rucksack, out of the door I went to spend some time with this ancient tree. First, I set the materials up so the tree could sketch. Then, with my Seawhite of Brighton Pocket Concertina, I created a sketch…

Sketching Tree Feet

This is one of my favourite sketch adventures, I had such a lovely connection with this tree planted in 1898, making it 122 years old. What an incredible tree standing here looking at me. I nestled against another trunk, to made sure it made it onto my sketchbook page. I’ve been drawn more to nature…

Let’s Sketch Across the World

Hi! I’m Katherine- The Walking Sketchbook- and I’m excited, Sketch Across the World is finally here! This weekend on the 2nd and 3rd May, join me wherever you are in the World, to Sketch and Connect with Nature. Share you sketch on Instagram and tag #sketchacrosstheworld to join the gallery. You can follow the hashtag…

#sketchacrosstheworld Countdown

It’s three days to go before Sketch Across the World on the 2nd & 3rd May, 2020. I’m so excited to see who will join in from around the world. If you’ve just arrived at my blog, I’ve included a few steps on how you can join in on Instagram. If you are still deciding…

Kington Walking Festival

Kington Walking Festival starts this week and on Friday 20th September, I’m leading a creative walk, Sketching a Sense of Place. It’s fully booked and I just needed to walk my route over the weekend to plan ahead. There is a good mix of woodland, open hill for views, and different materials for people to…

#sketchacrosstheworld Countdown

It’s five days to go before Sketch Across the World and I’m so excited to see who will join in from around the world. If you’ve just arrived at my blog, I’ve included a few steps on how you can join in. If you are still deciding on what you are going to do, head…

Notice the little things…

On my wander today, I came across the perfect place to sketch, on the root of a Beech tree covered in moss. Earlier, I had been thinking about those who might prefer to sketch the things they discover on their walks, the little things. So today was about noticing the little things. Nature will bear…

Painting on Wood

Last weekend with snow on the ground, I stepped out of my comfort zone in my moonboots (so anything is possible), to try out painting my view with my #turneracrylgouache paints from @turnercolourworks on wood which I primed the night before  in preparation. I applied two coats of white primer onto my piece of plyboard,…

Winter Sketching

To look, to see, to understand, to capture – however imperfectly – is to be part of the land in a way like no other. Jan Blencowe – Art-quotes.com I always carry my art materials with me, just in case I get an opportunity to sketch. Sometimes I have a strong urge to sketch and…

Seaside Sketching

There’s nothing like a visit to the sea to start a New Year. With the wind in your hair and salty air in your lungs, it feels like a refreshing process. Whilst spending a few days in North Wales in a lovely creative retreat nestled close to woods, rivers, sea and mountains called Y Gribyn…