I seem to have been reading a lot about Stonehenge recently, both in blog form and in books. So just to add to the current wave of interest, here are 2 small sketchbook watercolours that I did on my last visit.
To the person (you know who you are) who recently proclaimed that 'Stonehenge is 137 km south of London', I'm sorry to disappoint, but that's called FRANCE. The word that escaped you was 'west'.
I shall not pontificate about the significant history of Stonehenge; the net is full of it, and does a much better job than I could ever do.
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Have you been to the neolithic site in Carnac, Cro?ReplyDelete
I once trundled my way there on the most charming little SNCF railcar and trekked around the whole site for a day.
Well worth a visit if you followed the incorrect directions...
I have indeed Chris. I went with a friend when I was still a student. We walked everywhere, and had some memorable meals.ReplyDelete
Brilliant sketches - as always!ReplyDelete
For some reason, I have never visited Carnac - I must. I wonder if Karnac in Egypt and the French one are connected?ReplyDelete
The nearest (and only) "ancient" place I have visited is our "gop" which is neolithic...ReplyDelete
I can see the attraction of it all though
Love the first one especially.ReplyDelete
Your sketches are beautiful. I don't remember Stonehenge being that colourful...it was a bleak, windy, gray day the day we visited.ReplyDelete
Cro: here is the link to the Confederate Rose. It is a hibiscus. Thanks for commenting.ReplyDelete
Cro, absolutely in awe of your paintings today the best since I have been a follower,thank you so much for bringing such lovelies into my world.ReplyDelete
Jacqueline. It's called 'Artistic License'. It was a foul day when I did them; wet and blustery. Salisbury Plain is often like that (without the colour).ReplyDelete
Wonderful job on the sketches, love your choice of colour.ReplyDelete
Kat. Thanks, I probably should have known. But I usually think of hibiscus having a long central protuberance.ReplyDelete
Nice....your sketches capture the age.ReplyDelete
I so want to go to Stonehenge. Those pictures are lovely! I hope they're in frames and not hidden away in a sketchbook.ReplyDelete
I much prefer the Avebury stone circle to Stonehenge, which I find claustrophobic.ReplyDelete
Very nice artwork.ReplyDelete
Beautifully done. I admire watercolor artwork (although I find it extremely difficult to do myself) and you've made it look fun and easy.ReplyDelete