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 orContinue reading “WALK: Yarncliff Wood, Longshaw”
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 myContinue reading “SHOP: New A3 Peak District landscape paintings”
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!Continue reading “SHOP: Bamford, Derwent, Castleton – dramatic Peak District Landscape art”
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 flockContinue reading “SKETCHBOOK: Ashopton to White Tor”
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 timeContinue reading “Walking, sketching, inspiration”
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 nibContinue reading “Higger Tor and Carl Wark sketches”
Birch Trees, Hathersage Moor Sian Vernon, 2018 Pastel on paper BUY ORIGINAL 9×12 inches BUY PRINT A4 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.