I often wondered where the beaten track led to and decided as I was passing that today might just be the day to find out. As it is now June I want to do as much sketching outside as I can. As the track is narrow and deeply rutted it is not really suitable for the car so I parked a little way off and set off walking. It was quite interesting, passing a couple of buildings I had no idea were there, and then it was really out in the country, the track meandering between fields for as far as the eye could see. It was a case of “I’ll just go to the next bend and see where it goes..” usually the answer was nowhere except to another corner in the distance.
I decided it was time to turn round and almost immediately spotted this lovely tree through a gate and over a hedge and I quickly set about a quick drawing with a Staedtler pigment liner 0.3 and then – I felt the first drop of rain.
The watercolour was added when I reached the car by which time the spits and spots had turned into a downpour. It may be June, but the weather is still very playful.
“Off the beaten track at Little Rissington” 6 x 8 inches.