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.
View towards High Lees, Hathersage. You can just about make out Scraperlow Hall amongst the trees and Derwent Moors fading into the distance.
View towards Mitchell Field.
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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.
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.
My sketchbook pages from Urban Sketchers Yorkshire sketchcrawl March 2017, at The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield and Wakefield Wharf.
I could draw (and walk) these hills and moorlands all day.
Digital illustration of a distant hillside catching the late autumn sun. Burnt orange tones of bracken and moorland grasses dominate the foreground, where you can just make out the last flecks of purple heather. Two crows circle in the sky above. Inspired by the beautiful upland landscapes of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.
Limited edition prints of this will be available soon, I’m just checking out some print services. In the meantime you can get open editions and all the usual clothing and homewares on Redbubble!
As before, click/tap on the image to view full size then right click or tap to save. I’ve moved the calendar top right because I found it was getting in my way bottom right. It won’t work as well for phone wallpaper but I guess the calendar part isn’t much use for phone wallpaper anyway? Let me know, I can move it again (top left?) for April :D
Video of my digital landscape sketch using the Procreate app. This painting is a view of Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap from Higger Tor. One of my favourite parts of Hathersage Moor Derbyshire in the Peak District National Park, near Sheffield UK.