Church and Yew trees, Tixover

Yesterday on a cold grey day.  The little church sits among the yew trees across the river Welland from the road near Wakerley.







Seaton Church

A graphite sketch done in about 30 minutes, leaning on the church wall. Hoping to keep my eyes and hand in.

Another church – Shangton, Leics

Shangton is now a tiny village, and was depopulated in the seventeenth century,  probably at the time of the Enclosure Acts. The church is visible from the quiet road leading to the village.

IMG_2913The churchyard is pretty small, and it’s not easy to get a wide view. This is a photo taken from the vantage point where I did the sketch. After about an hour we were feeling the effects of the chilly breeze, but were able to find a sheltered spot for coffee – and the sun came out as well.


I took the sketch home and finished it with the help of the photograph, and the black and white version below.Version 2