Thursday, 20 June 2013

Another Trip to the Lakes

At the Affordable Art Fair at Hampstead last weekend, I sold one of my paintings of Derwent Water in the Lake District, which I painted at Easter time.

Catbells from Friar's Crag, Derwent water (Oil on linen, 20 x 20)

During the recent good weather, I paid another visit to Derwent Water at Keswick.

It was great to go back to the same spot at Friar's Crag, and to see how the seasons have changed the view.  Obviously there are leaves on the trees now, so at the spot where I did the scene above, you can't really see the hills in the distance at all!

However, there are some really lovely shapes of the boats on the shore, their orange colour contrasting with the blues of the sky and the water, and some lovely yachts with their white sails on the lake.

It certainly was a beautiful day.  Hopefully there'll be a few more paintings in the pipeline!

And it looks like the wildlife there have very discerning palates....

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