Sunday, 21 August 2016

Brecon Beacons, Wales

The second week in August we spent in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.  Lovely weather (no rain), comfortable cottage with fantastic views, a chance to catch up with my sister and family, plus the chance to do a few small sketches.

We did walk a fair way up Sugarloaf in hot sunshine, but near the summit the clouds rolled in and with a chill wind blowing up we decided to retrace our steps.

Having seen the ruins of Raglan Castle in the distance on several occasions on our trips into Wales, this was our first visit and we were surprised at the extent of the site.  An added bonus was a large Medieval encampment within the grounds, with costumed re-enactors, mock battles, archery, etc. - very atmospheric and colourful.

Hillside Farm - pen and wash 3" x 4"

On the road from Crickhowell to Beaufort - pen and wash 6" x 4"

Sugarloaf Mountain - watercolour 6" x 4"

Raglan Castle - pen 6" x 4"

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