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“View of Cheviots and Rothbury” May 9,2010

This evening we went for a drive up towards Beanly Moor which looks over a gorgeous valley with the Cheviot mountains in the background.

Road by Beanly Moor

Road by Beanly Moor

You can park your car on the side of the road here and just walk up to Beanly Moor, a beautiful and wild area filled with heather and bracken with wonderful views.

Shepherd and his dogs

Shepherd and his dogs

I love seeing the shepherds with their dogs, they don’t go on foot or by horseback as they used to, nowadays it’s a quad bike or 4 wheeler as transport across fields and the dog seems to LOVE riding on back!

View from hill by Beanly Moor

View from hill by Beanly Moor

We walked up the hill and watched the sun set here, I just love this view. I dream of having a house in a setting like this, with a view just as peaceful.

Cheviots from Beanly Moor + Rothbury biuldings

Cheviots from Beanly Moor + Rothbury biuldings

I pulled out my watercolors and used my water-brush to do a little sketch. It was a bit hard because though it’s sunny, it was cold!  At the bottom of the page is a pen and ink sketch I did the next day, of buildings in Rothbury, a small town in Northumberland. I was freezing while sketching this, but I liked the windows and stones and though angles are tricky, I like to do them because it’s good practice.

Church in Rothbury, Northumberland, England

Church in Rothbury, Northumberland, England

You can see the day was cloudy and cold, I sat on a bench looking out across the town square. You can see the hills right in the background, I love walking near Rothbury.

Rothbury church

Rothbury church

I hope to get a nicer photo of this church on a sunny day then do a painting.

Click here to view my Landscape Paintings of England in my shop.

Click here to view my Landscape Photos of England in my shop.