October at Curbar Edge

Sketching Curbar Edge, Derbyshire - Peak District art
Sketching Curbar Edge, Derbyshire - Peak District art

Sketching at Curbar Edge last week. Lots of people walking their doggos along the top but just me and the jackdaws cocooned in the fog down here (and, briefly, a charm of goldfinches). Absolutely magical. Have I mentioned how much I love autumn in the Peak District?

Colour photos of foggy Curbar Edge, Derbyshire - Peak District
Moody black and white photos of  Curbar Edge in the fog, Derbyshire - Peak District

Longshaw sketchbook

Sketching at Longshaw

My sketchbook and I went out for a brisk walk around Longshaw this week. There are some incredible autumn colours up there at the moment (just look at that bracken!). I had fun trying to capture the mood.

For those of you who are interested in these things, I sketched using a combination of watercolour & waterbrush, sailor pen with waterproof ink, wax crayon and colour pencil.

Longshaw sketches

Autumn colours at Longshaw

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

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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