Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Bole Hill Quarry

This is the view from Bole Hill Quarry looking out over Grindleford. It is a popular Peak District location for rock climbers and I did this painting sat on a rock about 40 feet up. I had to laugh when a I saw a couple walking along the path in the picture and lady said to her partner "Look up there. There's a man on a Laptop!" - I suppose my pochade box is a sort of low-tech computer :)

Oil on Gesso'd board, 8x6

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Distant City

Here is a view from Ringinglow on the edge of the Peak District, looking down towards sheffield. On a clear day it is said that with binoculars you can see landmarks over 40 miles away, but the day I painted this it was quite hazy.

Oil on Gesso'd card, 7x4.5

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Holyhead Mountain

I've just spent a week on the beautiful Welsh island of Anglesey, with its mixture of rural and seaside scenary. It was a family holiday so I didn't really expect to do any painting. However, I did manage to sneak a couple in, whilst out walking the dog :) I took absolutely loads of photographs as well, to keep me painting when the weather is too bad to venture out.

oil on Gesso'd card, 7x5