WALK: Yarncliff Wood, Longshaw

Longshaw views

Just a quick jaunt around Longshaw estate, exploring a few paths at the Yarncliff Wood end which are less familiar to me. Had to make a decision between turning left or right at one point, and of course I chose incorrectly.

Due to some unplanned clambering and mild peril, I didn’t have the time or energy to sketch but I did get a good workout (physically and emotionally), took some photos, and I stumbled upon the remains of some old buildings and a stone waymarker which as quite interesting.

At least I’ll know which way not to go next time. I was also very grateful to my past self for packing emergency jelly babies. Must remember to replenish those for next time.

SHOP: New A3 Peak District landscape paintings

Peak District art, Derbyshire landscape paintings, original art by Sian Vernon

Lots of new original Derbyshire Peak District landscape art coming to my shop over the next week or two.

The first is an expressive interpretation of the view of Higger Tor from the Upper Burbage Bridge at Fiddlers Corner, between Ringinglow (Sheffield) and Hathersage. This piece, shown below, is available to buy now from my Folksy shop.

Higger Tor from Upper Burbage, original Peak District art for sale (shown framed)Higger Tor from Upper Burbage, original Peak District art for sale (full image)

Higger Tor from Upper Burbage Bridge

Sian Vernon, 2019

Ink and graphite on paper

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If you would like to buy any of the other pieces shown in the top image but they’re not available for sale yet, please email me at sianvernonart@gmail.com

SKETCHBOOK: Longshaw in November

Hathersage Moor, Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap sketched from Boggart View at Longshaw
Hathersage Moor, Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap from Boggart View at Longshaw
Higger Tor sketch from outside Longshaw Lodge
Higger Tor from outside Longshaw Lodge
Sketching autumnal trees from Boggart View at Longshaw
Autumnal trees from Boggart View at Longshaw

I really loved the gorgeous muted autumnal colours at Longshaw Estate on my walk last week. I stopped to do a few sketches en route.

Photos of the wonderful autumn colours at Longshaw Estate

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