Sketches of Wales

I went to the UK when I had just graduated from high school in 2001 and have always wanted to return, so Joel and I decided this year to take a trip back there. We focused mainly on Wales (with a little Devon thrown in) and basically did a roadtrip around it.

I loved, loved, loved it.

There was endless inspiration for plein air sketching, and the only things standing in our way from sketching all day were a) time (we packed our itinerary) and b) weather (cold and sunny, a couple days of rain). We saw castles, manor houses, cliffs, moors, countless english gardens, B&Bs, sheep, sheep and more sheep, ponies, seaside villages, rolling hills, mountains, ancient forests, ancient towns, really ancient ruins (Roman ruins), amazing Victorian décor…the list goes on. I drank too much beer and had too many scones and am now vowing to find clotted (or Devonshire) cream in this part of the world so I can have  a “cream tea” at home (look it up).

If you are interested in seeing Joel’s- and you should be – head over to his blog

Thatched cottage and windy road near Chagford, in Dartmoor National Park

Chantal sketching

Ruins of Skenfrith Castle, Wales.

The beautiful village of Beddgelert, in northern Wales.

The view of Beddgelert we were sketching

Seaside village of Porthgain, Wales

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