My favourite days are when my mind is clear and I can walk stretches of the river, taking what comes and sketching as I go. On this warm June day I headed for Severn Stoke and found the river unusually, but agreeably high; everything fresh and inspiring. I stopped and chatted with an angler who, like me, was enjoying the solitude, spellbound by the beguiling Severn.


Watercolour and pencil on Saunders Waterford paper.

Image size - 655 x 405mm.