June Salt Marsh Sketches

A June salt marsh is such a wonderful and unique place. House martins fizz and wheel overhead and if you are lucky you can watch owls hunt here.

Certainly each month brings its own particular joys and June is no exception. The vibrant green of the salt marsh contrasts with the winsor blue of the Welsh hills. While glorious sunrises lift themselves above the cranes of Royal Portbury Docks.

So full of expectation of the summer still to come, it has inspired these sketches which feature in my June book.

My salt marshes are in the Severn Estuary at the top end of the Bristol Channel. Nevertheless they are similar to salt marshes found anywhere around our coastline.

June salt marsh and a barn owl is hunting
This barn owl was out in the early morning sun quartering the June salt marsh.
June salt marsh and a yacht passes Denny Island
As well as the large vessels which navigate this estuary, yachts also to and fro in this busy shipping channel
June salt marsh sees reed buntings showing off
In between gathering food for their chicks, reed buntings are showing off.

On a June salt marsh this reed bunting is gathering food for its young

Each month the atmosphere and wildlife of the salt marshes change, so plenty for me to sketch. It may take a while for me to complete all 12 months but you can see all the books completed so far below.

 

More about the June salt marsh book

Finally if you are interested in the books you might like to know a bit more. Over 80 watercolours, pastel and pencil sketches, each with their own colour palette, fill the 56 pages.  A brief and gentle narrative threads its way in between the birds, boats and seascapes.

Printed on silk paper with a matt laminated soft cover, the books are 216 mm wide by 135 mm (8.5 x 5.5 inches). Customers can purchase them directly from me with each book costing £10.00 plus £2.00 post and packing.

 

Salt Marsh Sketches Books

Other books will be added as they become available.

June Salt Marsh Sketches

A June salt marsh is such a wonderful and unique place. House martins fizz and wheel overhead and if you are lucky you can watch owls hunt here. Certainly each […]

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October Salt Marsh Sketch Book front cover

October Salt Marsh Sketches

With summer gone the October salt marsh has taken on a more muted palette. Never dull though, as sea aster stems have turned a gorgeous wine red and orache has […]

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August Salt Marsh Sketches

August Salt Marsh Sketches is the third book in the series. August is a great time of year, not least because of the warm sunshine and long hazy days. Though […]

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