River Avon, below the studio
Rising east of Devises, flowing through Salisbury before reaching the English Chanel through Christchurch Harbour in Dorset.
This part of the river is surrounded by protecting and often flooded water meadows that stretch all the way up to Salisbury Cathedral Close. Undisturbed from the times of Constable and Turner who know these water meadows and captured the immortal views of the Cathedral.
Mostly spring fed, the river remains a constant 10 degrees Celsius. This makes it chilly in summer and gently steaming during the winter months.
Charcoal of the River Avon.
When I lived in Switzerland I made a tremendous buy - a folding artists easel,which also incorporates a suitcase like tray. I keep this hidden in the local church, together with a stool. During the summer months I am often down sketching by the weir and on the bridge - where this view is taken from.