SKETCHBOOK: Froggatt Edge

Sketching at Froggatt Edge Peak District, local Sheffield artist Sian Vernon

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.

Photos of Froggatt Edge, Peak District

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

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 sianvernonart@gmail.com

SHOP: Bamford, Derwent, Castleton – dramatic Peak District Landscape art

Peak District landscape art for sale

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:

Win Hill Pike (Bamford)

Win Hill from Ladybower (Bamford/Ashopton)

White Tor, Derwent Edge (Ashopton)

Mam Tor from Odin Mine (Castleton)

Mam Tor from Blue John Cavern (Castleton)

Back Tor (Castleton/Edale)

Peak District landscape drawings for sale

Peak District landscape art, shown mounted

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

SKETCHBOOK: Ashopton to White Tor

Autumn at the Upper Derwent Valley towards Derwent Edge

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.

Sketches from my Derwent Edge walkSketching the Hurkling Stones

Walking route, Ashopton Viaduct to White Tor

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