Summer rain and red grouse

Summer rain and red grouse - original digital landscape painting by Sheffield artist Sian Vernon

Summer rain and red grouse - original digital landscape painting by Sheffield artist Sian Vernon

Dark clouds and summer rain storm over a Peak District moorland landscape. A red grouse has just been disturbed from its resting place and pops up from the heather with a loud flap-flap-flap of its wings and an unmistakable whirring croak “goback-goback-goback”.

Original digital painting by Sian Vernon.

I’m having fun making these ‘paintings’ with the iPad. I used to paint a lot with acrylic but I just don’t have the space or time to do it at the moment, so this is really allowing me to play and produce something with a similar looking end-result. I hope you enjoy seeing them.

Moorland Mist and Cotton Grass

Moorland Mist and Cotton Grass - Peak District painting, original digital art by Sheffield artist Sian VernonWe’ve had some pretty damp, foggy days this summer in the UK. The Peak District has been particularly bleak but wild, atmospheric and beautiful. This new painting is inspired by the mist and cotton grass on Hathersage Moor this June.

Cotton grass on Higger Tor, Peak District
Cotton grass on Higger Tor
Burbage in the Mist
Burbage in the Mist, Peak District

If you’re interested in buying this Peak District art as a greeting card, print or canvas print, please have a look at what’s available on Redbubble or contact me with your requirements for pricing information.

Peak District Storm Landscape

Peak District Landscape Painting - Storm at Longshaw. Original art by Sheffield artist Sian Vernon

Peak District landscape painting inspired by an approaching storm at Longshaw, a National Trust property in Derbyshire.

This original Peak District art is a digital painting which is available for sale as a card and an A4 print. For larger prints or purchasing information, please contact me.

N.B. Copyright notices will not be visible on cards and prints

Carl Wark and Higger Tor, Peak District Art

Standing Stones Carl Wark, Peak District Abstract Landscape Art - digital painting by Sian Vernon

Standing Stones Carl Wark, Peak District Abstract Landscape Art - digital painting by Sian Vernon

Digital abstract Peak District landscape painting inspired by two stones which seem to form an entrance to the iron age fort, with the outline of Carl Wark and the silhoutte of Higger Tor in the distance.

Available as a greeting card in my Folksy shop:
https://folksy.com/shops/sianvernon
https://folksy.com/items/6974084-Peak-District-Standing-Stones-art-greeting-card

Prints and various clothing and homewares on Redbubble:
https://www.redbubble.com/people/siansburys/works/25405860-standing-stones-peak-district-landscape

Sorry if you’ve seen this one before, I have already shared it on Instagram and Facebook but I keep forgetting to add things to my blog. Apologies in advance for the next few posts as well!

Sketches from Winyards Nick, Peak District

A couple of quick watercolour sketches from a misty June walk in the Peak District, taking in the views from Winyards Nick below Over Owler Tor.

High Lees, Hathersage - Peak District Sketch
View towards High Lees, Hathersage. You can just about make out Scraperlow Hall amongst the trees and Derwent Moors fading into the distance.

View from Winyards Nick, Hathersage - Peak District art
View towards Mitchell Field.

Note: I have recently changed my name from Sian Hughes to Sian Vernon. My website can now be found at https://sianvernon.co.uk and you can email me at siansburys@gmail.com

Storm approaching Longshaw, sketchbook

Peak District rain storm landscape, watercolour sketch by Sian Vernon

I was about to get out and go for a walk at Longshaw but I thought better of it. Ten minutes later there was a very wintery shower over this area of the Peak District! Difficult to sketch or describe or photograph what I saw, but the approaching rain was masking out parts of the distant hills. It was so beautiful. I really haven’t done it any justice, but I’ll try to do a proper painting at some point.

Rain approaching Longshaw, Peak District, Art by Sian Vernon
Disappointing first sketch of rain storm approaching Longshaw
Rain landscape sketches
Trying to get a better, more abstracted effect, showing how the rain and colours looked in my head!
Peak District rain storm landscape, watercolour sketch by Sian Vernon
Detail of one of the smaller sketches.

Secret Garden and Mother Cap sketches

The Secret Garden (Hathersage) Peak District, art by Sian Vernon

This is a part of Hathersage Moor called the Secret Garden, which is well known to climbers but I’ve never walked through it before.  Lots of boulders, birch trees and blue skies.

Approach to Secret Garden (Hathersage) Peak District, sketch by Sian Vernon
Approach to the Secret Garden through Birch woodland
The Secret Garden (Hathersage) Peak District, art by Sian Vernon
The Secret Garden boulders and birch trees with Higger Tor in the background
Over Owler Tor Peak District Art, sketch by Sian Vernon artist
Back via Over Owler Tor
Mother Cap, Peak District art - sketch by Sian Vernon
Sketch of Mother Cap in the sunshine.