Another Trip To Bude

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog, so I thought I’d put keyboard to iMac. Today’s trip was to Bude. This is becoming a regular haunt for me to paint these days, but there are so many subjects there and the weather always seem to be kind, if a little breezy. Anyway. Todays subject was the Castle. I was itching to try out my new set of proportional dividers that I purchased on eBay. So I set up by the Bandstand with my trusty pencil in hand, measuring dimensions and angles. The dividers are absolutely brilliant. Can’t think how I managed without them. Trouble is it took me so long to accurately draw the building, I ran short of time as lunch was fast approaching. Also the UEFA football kicked off on the green in front of the Castle in the shape of several young lads. Now I wasn’t going to tell them that no ball games were allowed, so I red-carded myself to the safety of the tearoom before any stray footballs put paid to my easel. After lunch I just lazed about for an hour before heading for home. No time to finish what I started. I’ve continued with the painting tonight, but I still haven’t finished it yet. I’ll post it here when it’s completed. It’s another pastel.

Bye for now.

Pete

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Bude Castle – Pastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. 35cmx25cm.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen Thomas says:

    This is fabulous Pete, shame I didn’t bump into you!

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    1. Pete Batho says:

      Perhaps one day Karen. I’m in Bude quite often and will be painting En Plein Air over the Summer. Thanks for visiting.

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