Hazy January Sunshine at Higger Tor and free February Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thing

Scroll to the bottom for the free Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thingy!Carl Wark from Higger Tor Burbage, Peak District, by Sian HughesHathersage Moor from Higger Tor Burbage, Peak District, by Sian HughesOver Owler Tor from Higger Tor Burbage, Peak District, by Sian Hughes

The moors are beautiful on days like this. I mean, they’re beautiful always, but cold, bleak and hazy is one of my favourites. Colours begin so muted that they’re almost imperceptible. As the fog starts to lift, the odd flash of sunlight breaks through and bounces off silvery pools of water that have formed in dips in the gritstone. Then suddenly the cloud clears, the sun comes out and everything is glorious technicolour (well, still mostly grey and brown).

I was there with an outdoor playgroup, ushering/carrying my small person and a bag full of snacks rather than any drawing equipment, so I couldn’t sketch on-site this time. Cool playgroup though, hey?

Braved getting my paints out later while he slept. Tried to creep around and not wake him up. Got paint all over my keyboard. Didn’t swear. Managed a quick gouache and charcoal sketch based on my photos.
Carl Wark from Higger Tor Burbage, original Peak District sketch painting by Sian Hughes

I’ve made it into a Desktop Wallpaper/calendar thing! Do people even use those? View and download it for free here anyway (click on image to view full size then right click and save):Peak District sketch February desktop wallpaper calendar, free download, by Sian Hughes
Let me know if you use it and if it’s any good and I might make more.

2 thoughts on “Hazy January Sunshine at Higger Tor and free February Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thing

  1. Yes, I use desktop calendar wallpapers! Just stumbled across your site. I actually change the desktop several times a month as I get bored and want to see something different. Thanks for this (yes, please do more) :)

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