Well, it's pretty spooky after dark, but in the sunshine it's lovely. All the tombs are really old, and are entangled with ivy and blackberry bushes. There are wild flowers growing through everywhere, massive trees framing it all and everything green basically going crazy.
You might remember, I did a brief visit there with Liz Steel the Urban Sketcher? Well, these were actually done a few days before that, but there's been so much else going on, I've not had a chance to show you them until now.
The huge, old tree at the top looked like it was trying to wriggle free of the undergrowth and was set wonderfully against the blue sky. I'm using a thin, black, conte stick instead of pencil, as I find that stands out better with the watercolour, and is more expressive than a pen line.
All the pink on this last one was done in squashed blackberry. I ate several while I painted but, as the text at the top says, I had to keep to the higher berries, because the cemetery's a real dog-walker's haven. I sat on this tomb to draw the one above. I have a foam pad to stop my bum getting too chilled - works wonders!