Summer on the road

Stone Table and Benches, Gould Farm Carbon Pencil on Paper 18" x 24"
Stone Table and Benches, Gould Farm Carbon Pencil on Paper 18″ x 24″

We travelled a lot this spring and summer, in North America and later in Britain. Here are some of the highlights of our trip as recorded in my sketchbooks. In June, I visited Gould Farm, in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts where my friend Rose is a volunteer. She wrote and edited a wonderful cookbook to celebrate the farm’s 100th anniversary as a healing and rehabilitation centre – and to raise money for this marvelous organization.

Barry planned three workshops for the summer: Toronto was first, in July.

12" x 16" Watercolour
Doctor’s House Pioneer Village 12″ x 16″ Watercolour
8.5 " x 11" Pen and Ink
Gate, University College U of T 8.5 ” x 11″ Pen and Ink

Next, we travelled to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, in the Bay of Fundy.

Light keepers House Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 8.5" x 11" Pen and Ink
Light keepers House Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 8.5″ x 11″ Pen and Ink
Seal Cove Sheds and Spools 18" x 24 "Charcoal with Watercolour
Seal Cove Sheds and Spools 18″ x 24 “Charcoal with Watercolour

Early in August, we moved on to the Cotswold District in England.

Broadway Village, Cotswolds England  9" x 12" Pen, Ink and White Charcoal on Toned Paper
Broadway Village, Cotswolds England 9″ x 12″ Pen, Ink and White Charcoal on Toned Paper
Stanway House, Cotswold District England 9" x 12" Pen, Ink and White Charcoal on Toned Paper
Stanway House, Cotswolds England 9″ x 12″ Pen, Ink and White Charcoal on Toned Paper

When the workshops were over, we visited Cornwall for 10 days.

Porthgwarra Village View 8.5" x 11" Pen and Ink
Porthgwarra Village View 8.5″ x 11″ Pen and Ink
Mevagissey Harbour, Cornwall 8.5" x 11" Pen and Ink
Mevagissey Harbour, Cornwall 8.5″ x 11″ Pen and Ink
Low Tide, Mevagissey Cornwall 8.5" x 11" Pen and Ink
Low Tide, Mevagissey Cornwall 8.5″ x 11″ Pen and Ink
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3 Replies to “Summer on the road”

  1. So nice you get to draw so much! Your drawings are fantastic. I love especially the ink and white charcoal ones. I seem to be always doing everything else except for drawing which I love most of all. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Loved looking at your pictures Aleda. Noel particularly likes the pen drawings, especially Broadway Village in the Cotswolds. Seal Cove is my favourite. You are an amazing artist. Long may your muse inspire you. Love, Sonia and Noel

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