October Salt Marsh Sketches

October Salt Marsh Sketch Book front cover

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 become deliciously pink.

The autumn colours are one of the reasons why I love this time of year.  The other reason is because I love watching all the new birds that have arrived. From redwings to wigeon and plenty of wading birds, they migrate from over the seas to spend the winter here.

The beautiful calls of curlews echo across the salt marsh
The beautiful calls of curlews echo across the salt marsh.
A wild and windy October salt marsh
I love a wild and windy October salt marsh particularly because the winter birds have arrived.
October salt marsh with wine red stems and golden goldfinches
The muted colours of the October salt marsh come alive with wine red stems and golden goldfinches
Goldfinches, sea aster and redshanks can be see on an October salt marsh
Sea aster seed heads are such an important food source in winter as they attract many birds.

 

Because the atmosphere and wildlife of the salt marshes change each month there is always plenty for me to sketch. It may take a while for me to complete all 12 months but you can see the books completed so far below. I hope you enjoy these sketches.

More about the October salt marsh book

Finally if you are interested in the books you might like to know a bit more. Because I love this time of year so much, October salt marsh sketches was my first book. 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

This is an on-going project so other books will be added when they are published.

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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