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.
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.
Peak District landscape painting inspired by an approaching storm at Longshaw, a National Trust property in Derbyshire. This original Peak District art is a digital painting which is available for sale as a print: BUY NOW For larger prints or purchasing information, please contact me. N.B. Copyright notices will not be visible on prints
Video of my digital landscape sketch using the Procreate app. This painting is a view of Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap from Higger Tor. One of my favourite parts of Hathersage Moor Derbyshire in the Peak District National Park, near Sheffield UK. Get it as a print or on stuff at Society6 or RedBubble
Just a couple of quick gouache sketches that were inspired by a weather-filled walk on Hathersage Moor this winter. The wind was wild, moving the swirly-whirly clouds along so quickly and allowing the sun to peek out and do its reflection-y thing again here and there, it was wonderful. I didn’t get rained on either, which was a bonus.
Scroll to the bottom for the free Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thingy! The moors are beautiful on days like this. I mean, they’re beautiful always, but cold, bleak and hazy is one of my favourites. Colours begin so muted that they’re almost imperceptible. As the fog starts to lift, the odd flash of sunlight breaks through and bounces off silveryContinue reading “Hazy January Sunshine at Higger Tor and free February Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thing”
November was perfectly November-ish today (“No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon”, etc. – Thomas Hood). Wonderful greys and yellows and hazy outlines though. These three new original A6 paintings inspired by November Skies are now listed in my Folksy shop
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)”