Remembering the Cotswold Way in Paintings

22/08/16

Hadrian's Wall Path in Spring: Hadrian's WayThe Cotswold Way Sign Post

This collage painting of a Cotswold Way sign acts as a unique reminder of the dry stone walls and abundant cow parsley found along the route.

Hadrian's Wall Path in Spring: Hadrian's WaySt Mary's Parish Church

Wendy decided to depict Painswick Abbey with a slightly abstract angle in mind, as the cut yew trees looked more like lollipops and copious amount of angled roofs looked very bizarre against the roundness of the trees. The trees in the churchyard are in fact clipped into shape every year as part of a ceremony – all 99 of them!

Hadrian's Wall Path in Spring: Hadrian's WayMysteriously Iron Age Hill Fort

Wendy was astonished that such a structure as this is built soley for use by swallows and owls, likening it to something from Harry Potter! 

Hadrian's Wall Path in Spring: Hadrian's WayThe Well

This charming well was discovered on the route to Kings Stanley. The well is hidden away because of the railings at the opening to the clearing, and could be totally overlooked due to it being sited at the end of dense woodland near three or four cottages. 

The inscription inside the well reads:

Whoer the Bucketful upwindeth, let him bless God, who water findest. Yet water here but small availeth. Go seek that well which never failest.

Wendy thought that this was quite magical!

So if you are heading out on a walking holiday and fancy capturing your time on the trails, why not consider unleashing your artistic creativity and creating your own sketches or paintings to reflect upon?

Routes on this trail

5 to 8 nights
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A wonderful walking holiday from Painswick to Bath along the world-famous Cotswold Way.Find Out More
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