A View from Bury

This is a page from my little sketchbook.  It's the view from the Sussex Farm Foods shop near Pulborough where I'll be hanging my paintings next month.  It's such a gorgeous sweep of the Downs, and although it was a cold January day, the colours of the hills and fields were dramatic - I loved the way the dark trees made a vertical pattern in front of the bight green and purple.  The little sketch is in watercolour, and I love the immediacy and the way the paint colour runs and blends in a way you don't neccessarily get with acrylic.  It was just a few scribbled minutes to capture the view.

This is the first stage of a much larger painting in acrylic that I'm working on from my sketch.