Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Lacock sketches

A few days ago, we visited Lacock, a charming, historical Wiltshire village.

Lacock Abbey – In the 1800's this was the home of W. H. Fox Talbot, renowned for his contribution to the invention of photography, producing the first photographic negative. The abbey cloisters were the setting for some of the scenes in one of the Harry Potter films.

The village itself is a much sought after location for films and period TV dramas, including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford and many more.

A very quick plein air sketch of part of the abbey using pencil and a watercolour marker – later I added a bit more detail with a fine liner pen.

Lacock Abbey window, pen and wash

This unusual window alcove was added to my journal at home, using one of my photos as reference.

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