Monthly Archives: January 2016

Gales and Sleet Showers Roar Across Burbage Moor

The blasting cold air generated a throbbing pain in my ears, even though I was wearing a thermal beanie hat. Previous trickles of water became fast flowing streams, making the landscape even more visually compelling. The mixed media painting shows … Continue reading

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On Alport Moor a Brook Carries Water into the Derwent Reservoir

A still winters afternoon. soft, milky, light, thin drifting clouds. The brook carries fast running, crystal clear water, percolated through the moorland peat, to the reservoir below. A rich mix of colour combining the dark purple, browns of the heather … Continue reading

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Westerly Wind and Rain, Alport Moor 150cm x 100cm Canvas

Finally finished a¬†large mixed media¬†canvas I have been working on for most of the winter. I think this painting expresses a great deal about what I feel and observe about the new weather system we seem to find ourselves in. … Continue reading

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Wet Moorland. A Painting about Solitude but in Contact with Nature

In this very fluid but textured painting I have tried to emphasise the darkness of Burbage Moor at the moment. The rain has finally moved away after several hours of raining. Flashes of standing silver grey water marks the path … Continue reading

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Dusk Burbage Moor, Water in Groughs and Footpaths

The last light of the day. The water glistened on the footpath and groughs leading the eye naturally into the far distance. The colours around are muted by the low light and the winter tones of the heather and grasses. … Continue reading

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Studies of Exposed Peat on Burbage Moor

Pleinair acrylic on nine 15cm x 10cm canvas’s, studying the dark rich burnt sienna’s of the exposed areas of frozen and saturated peat. It is surprising to find the intense areas of colour in this bleak winter landscape.

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Winter Sky Studies on Burbage Moor

Pleinair acrylic paintings on canvas several days of sky studies. The canvas’s are 20cm x 15cm, trying to keep the paint moving to highlight the sense of continual change. The moorland is very wet, puddles and running water abounds. The … Continue reading

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