My youngest grandson and I walked over the fields to the canal with sketchbooks and drawing gear earlier this week. We've been having proper hot summer weather in England recently, so while drawing we planted ourselves under the fat shade of a beech tree. Then Max posed for his photo in the sun.
He and his brother enjoy getting involved with our homely country activities when they come to stay. I'm so fortunate we're able to share making art together especially.
That day I had time for just one sketch before we hiked further along the canal in search of lunch. I thoroughly fell in love with the location. Inevitably my eye found innumerable pleinair painting spots for future visits.
A couple of days ago I returned with outdoor painting gear and made a little painting from roughly the same spot. It's oil on 5x7in canvas.