By Sally Pudney on 2nd April 2019

We had a beautiful day here last Friday – cloudless sky, no wind and really warm. So I abandoned what I had planned to do and, instead, went down to Walton-on-the-Naze, armed with sketchbook, drawing things and camera.

I walked to the very northern end of the Naze, where the low cliffs peter out into sand and mud. It was very quiet and peaceful – one or two dog walkers, and skylarks singing. It was hazy across the water. Coming down through the wooded area, there was great mounds of gorse flowering, and blackthorn blossom thick on the trees.

So here I am, sitting on the beach drawing, with all my coloured pencils and pens spread out on the sand.

And this is the resulting painting, just finished this afternoon.

Walton-on-the-Naze: Cloudless sky, low tide

This is the second in my new On the Edge series. Very different from the first one! Where next . . . ?

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I don’t know what’s happened to the lovely Spring weather we had last week – today is cold and wet and windy again. But everything is flowering like mad, and the birds are singing very early in the mornings! Hope you are enjoying the longer evenings! 🙂

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