Birch Trees, Hathersage Moor
Sian Vernon, 2018
Pastel on paper
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 couple of pages from my sketchbook today. Sketches of Higger Tor and Stanage from Fiddlers Elbow / Burbage Bridge at Burbage North.
A Moorland Outlook
5×7″ acrylic on board
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.
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!
Some lovely dark clouds blowing over Callow Bank and Mitchell Field on the way to the Peak District village of Hathersage.
Trying (mostly failing) to capture the glorious colours of August and the purple heather on the moors at Burbage North, Peak District.
Quick sketch of Mam Tor from Odin Mine in the Peak District village of Castleton, Derbyshire
Sketching the dry yellow hillsides of Mam Tor and Lose Hill near the Peak District village of Castleton in July 2018, at the end of a long hot summer.
Some lovely late winter moorland colours and textures from Higger Tor and Hathersage Moor inspiring me this week.