Showing posts with label Burnham Thorpe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Burnham Thorpe. Show all posts

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Nelson's Local in Burnham Thorpe illustration

Cycling through the village where Lord Nelson was born was quite a humbling experience. We chatted to a lovely old man over his wall, outside his beautiful cottage fringed with wildflowers.  Later we stumbled upon their 'local' ale house, the Lord Nelson in Burnham Thorpe.

Thirsty from our cycle we plumped for a couple of shots of spiced rum named 'Nelson's Blood" and I sat across the road and sketched the lovely building on a warm but slightly overcast day and here is the resulting illustration.

We toasted Horatio well aware of the significance of his contribution to keeping our nation great. It all seemed very far from the grandeur of London's Trafalgar Square but just as moving.

Lad did good.

illustration of Burnham Thorpe
Nelson Burnham Thorpe

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Hand signed A4 Print of The Nelson, Burnham Thorpe 
Pen and marker sketch on Bockingford 190gsm watercolour paper £14.99

Original illustration of The Nelson, Burnham Thorpe 12' x 9" pen and marker sketch on 140lb water colour paper available from:
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