A fresh Spring walk along Froggatt Edge from the Grouse Inn towards Curbar, a quick stop to sketch some of the lovely rock formations on Froggatt Edge, then back along White Edge.
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.
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 Bridge
Sian Vernon, 2019
Ink and graphite on paper
BUY ORIGINAL A3 (297 x 420mm)
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 email@example.com
A new series of dramatic contemporary Peak District landscape art available to buy online now in my Folksy shop. These expressive black and white monochrome Conté crayon drawings are A4 in size (210 x 297mm) and look great displayed in a simple mount and frame. Choose just one or hang a few together for impact!
Images shown above, clockwise from top left:
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.
Three hour walk from Ashopton Viaduct to White Tor, taking in the spectacular autumnal views of Ladybower and the upper Derwent Valley, marvelling at the rays of sun breaking through the clouds behind Win Hill, and exploring some of the rugged gritstone tors. Encountered more grouse than I have ever seen before, a huge flock of redwing (possibly fieldfares), some kind of raptor having a rest on a telegraph pole and a pair crows of course.
Not much to report from the studio this week but here are a few snapshots from behind the scenes.
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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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.