Day 286, of my 2016 sketch a day challenge

Cultivated fields at Rushmere

I love a freshly ploughed or cultivated field. The furrows give so much form to the undulations of the land and are great to draw and paint. Also great feeding for Crows and Rooks.

cultivated fields 286

Day 208, of my 2016 sketch a day challenge

Meadowsweet sketch

Growing on the banks of the River Hundreds at Rushmere in Suffolk is a swathe of meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria). Not obvious from it’s appearance it is a member of the rose family it has tiny fluffy white flowers on top of tall stems. It’s flowers have an almond like sweet smell and once was regularly used on floors and was sacred to the druids.

Meadowsweet sketch 208