Two very different Tamar Valley landscapes.

This is a scene from the Tamar Valley between Devon and Cornwall, where I live.  But there’s a slight twist – this scene is from 1906, when the paddle-steamer Alexandra used to travel all the way up the River Tamar to Weir Head.  I adapted this by reference from a number of black and white postcards, although I’ve added a few elements such as the tree and the lighting.    And the dog, too!

And this is a rather earlier work from a couple of years ago – a section through the Tamar Valley, showing all the secrets that are behind the mineshafts and the hidden doors!   I keep meaning to draw a new version of this.   That’s me in the canoe on the river.