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Tiny View of Edlingham Church

Ink drawing of Edlingham Church

Ink drawing of Edlingham Church

In the morning I like to get out for a quick, short walk before I eat my porridge. Sometimes I wander down to Edlingham Castle and the view I sketched above was the view of the church (St. John the Baptist) as you return up the path. I love the way a fenceline can add an elegant curve and show perspective, even when just indicated by little lines like toothpicks.

These are the notes I put on the back of the drawing.

These are the notes I put on the back of the drawing.

This particular sketchbook is very small, so it’s easy to hold and carry in my pocket. So for the small size I was happy with how the composition turned out.

St. John the Baptist Church from the castle.

St. John the Baptist Church from the castle.

This is the church as you approach from the castle. You can see the Butterbur is growing so tall, it loves growing there by the wall!

Here's a nice view of the church

Here’s a nice view of the church, St. John the Baptist.

Here’s a view of St. John the Baptist Church from July 2015.

2 comments to Tiny View of Edlingham Church

  • Felicia

    Mary, LOVE the drawing of the little church! I would love to comb the countryside visiting all of the lovely little churches! What a blessing for you to be able to enjoy first hand!! I am sure this has been a move that you have never regretted! 🙂

  • I do love how most of the buildings are from grey or yellowish sandstone in my area, they sit in the landscape so well! I know you can’t see much of the church in my sketch, but I like the little barn buildings in the back too. Glad you like it! And no I don’t regret it at all, I love it here.

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