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  Title: Snowy Copse
Medium: Watercolour

On the edge of the Peak District above Poynton, the snow has almost turned this copse into a silhouette.
  Snowy Copse  
     
 
  Dog walking in winter   Title: Dog Walking - Winter
Medium: Watercolour

The third of my dog walking series. Sometimes it gets cold and snowy up on Sponds Hill overlooking Lyme Park on the edge of the Peak District. The dogs have fun even if the owners don't.
 
     
 
  Title: Dales' Barns
Medium: Watercolour

I love the hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales and their associated barns. This scene is inspired from a trip to Swaledale.
  Dales' Barns  
     
 
  Dog walking in autumn   Title: Dog Walking - Autumn
Medium: Watercolour

The second of my dog walking series. In the autumn you just need to kick up leaves and where better to do it than in the Wyre Forest.
 
     
 
  Title: Dog Walking - Summer
Medium: Watercolour

The first of a seasonal series depicting the joy of dog walking. This one is based around a scene on the Northumbrian coast and what a beautiful area it is.
  Dog walking in summer  
     
 
  February Landscape   Title: February Landscape
Medium: Watercolour

February and the ploughed fields are covered with snow and this birch is apparently lifeless. However, there are still a few catkins that offer a gleaning to passing finches and, beneath the snow, the winter wheat has already turned the landscape green.
 
     
 
  Title: Lock Gates
Medium: Watercolour

A Kestrel recovering its dignity after missing a field vole in the rough grass along the tow path. Though many stretches of canal are being renovated there is usually a good strip of rough grass which is mostly undisturbed and, like motorway verges, will support a good population of small mammals.
  Lock Gates  
     
 
  Autumnal Path   Title: Autumnal Path
Medium: Watercolour

This scene is actually of a woodland path in Charnwood Forest in the East Midlands, although it could be any local wood. Even when wet and misty, autumn woods can be colourful and a great place for a walk.
 
     
 
  Title: Snowbound
Medium: Watercolour

The old village of Kegworth is situated on a terrace above the River Soar. East Midland winters being both cold and wet often leave it surrounded by water, ice or snow.
  Snowbound  
     
 
  Kegworth in Snow   Title: Kegworth in Snow
Medium: Watercolour

January and this rook is perhaps rather perplexed. Only a few days ago in milder weather it was making a great commotion inspecting its nest of rough twigs high in the local copse.
 
     
 
  Title: Down by the Sea
Medium: Watercolour

Lots of ozone here!
  Down by the Sea  
     
 
  Cows in the Snow   Title: Cows in the Snow
Medium: Watercolour

Winter has brought a halt to grass growth and the problem for livestock is lack of grazing rather than the cold. These cattle are hanging around the old farm out-buildings, on a bleak mid-winter day in the Welsh Marches, waiting for more bales of hay to be broken open.