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.
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I could watch the clouds rolling in over Higger Tor and Carl Wark all day. These two hills with their rocky outcrops of Millstone Grit are popular features of Hathersage Moor in the Peak District, UK. Carl Wark is also an Iron Age fort for those of you interested in that kind of thing. This digitalContinue reading “Hathersage Moor from Longshaw”
I took a bag full of sketchbooks with me on our recent visit to the East Coast of Yorkshire, but it turns out it’s quite difficult to sketch when you’ve got a toddler. I’m sure it’s not impossible and there were moments I could have got a sketchbook out but I always feel too badContinue reading “Sketches from East Yorkshire in September”
Dark clouds and summer rain storm over a Peak District moorland landscape. A red grouse has just been disturbed from its resting place and pops up from the heather with a loud flap-flap-flap of its wings and an unmistakable whirring croak “goback-goback-goback”.
We’ve had some pretty damp, foggy days this summer in the UK. The Peak District has been particularly bleak but wild, atmospheric and beautiful. This new painting is inspired by the mist and cotton grass on Hathersage Moor this June. Available as an A4 print and A6 greeting card in my Folksy Shop.
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. Note: IContinue reading “Sketches from Winyards Nick, Peak District”
I must have walked on Burbage moor a thousand times but I don’t think I’ve been on Stanage edge for years, which is pretty terrible considering how often I drive past it and subconsciously take in its outline. It was forecast to be a nice afternoon so I decided to remedy that. (Click on theContinue reading “Stanage & Higger Tor (again)”