Yesterday I went to Holy Island with the family and visited the castle for the first time. The views towards Ross Sands and the rest of the island are stunning and are well worth the visit. We had to be off the island by 3pm to avoid being stranded by the incoming tide so we decided to go to another favourite place, Newton-by-the-Sea where you can get some great views of Dunstanburgh Castle.
I usually carry a small traveling box of watercolour paints and brush, so whilst the grandchildren and nephews were playing together I quickly captured the scene before me in my leather-bound sketchbook. Apart form being a lovely reminder of a delightful day, this sketch could well turn into a more finished painting to hang on someone’s living room wall.