Walking, sketching, inspiration

Not much to report from the studio this week but here are a few snapshots from behind the scenes.

Some of my inspiration and sketches this week

As well as grabbing as much painting time as I can between all the Other Things, I’ve been working on lots of shop updates and improvements, and I’ve put aside the guilt (mostly) and made time for a few sketch/walks out in the Peak District for some autumnal sunshine and inspiration.

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Higger Tor and Carl Wark sketches

Sketching Higger Tor from Burbage Brook, Peak District artist

Walked from Burbage Bridge down along Burbage Brook and through the plantation, stopping to sketch a coupke of views of Higger Tor and Carl Wark on the way. Nearly fell into the brook when I crossed over to the other side, but didn’t. Well done me!

Used a Pilot lettering pen with a wide nib (#20) to do these sketches.

Sketch of Higger Tor from Burbage plantation, Peak District artSketches of Higger Tor and Carl Wark from Burbage Brook, Peak District art

Birch Trees, Hathersage Moor – Peak District landscape painting

Birch Trees Hathersage Moor, original Peak District landscape painting for saleBirch Trees Hathersage Moor, original Peak District landscape painting for sale

Birch Trees, Hathersage Moor
Sian Vernon, 2018
Pastel on paper

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Just released, this brooding pastel Peak District landscape painting inspired by a view of Hathersage Moor at Surprise View near Hathersage in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

A Moorland Outlook

A Moorland Outlook, original Peak District art for sale

A Moorland Outlook
5×7″ acrylic on board

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This ORIGINAL is SOLD but there’s lots more Peak District art and prints for sale in my Folksy shop.

Sand and rock softly crunching underfoot, the path cuts through brittle, fragrant heather towards the distant outcrop. You clamber up and over the rough cold stone, squeeze through gaps, up, up to the top. Amongst the gnarled birch trees, weathered by wind and rain, you put one foot in front of the other until your toes touch the edge and you stop. And you inhale. And you breathe in the distant views.

A Moorland Outlook, original Peak District art for saleA Moorland Outlook, original Peak District art for sale

Peak District landscape art minis

Peak District landscape paintings for sale

Here’s a small selection of some of the Peak District inspired original landscape paintings available for sale in my online shop. These colourful little paintings are all approximately A6 in size (105x148mm or 4.1×5.8″) and look great displayed in a simple mount and frame. I can mount them for you – just select the mount option at checkout. Choose just one or hang a few together to really brighten up a dreary corner! Larger work and prints are available too, please have a browse!

Peak District landscape wall art

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Rain over Burbage Moor

Peak District landscape painting by Sheffield artist Sian Vernon

Rain over Burbage Moor
Sian Vernon, 2018
Pastel on paper

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BUY PRINT A4

Just released, this brooding pastel painting inspired by Burbage Moor and an approaching rainstorm obscuring the distant hills.

There’s lots more Peak District art and prints available for sale in my Folksy shop – please click and have a browse!