Here are three unseasonable paintings of Eskdale, Cumbria, in June. I sketched while I was there, but it was only two weeks ago I finally got around to painting these.
Summer arrived late this year. Midsummer was cold and grey; the only clue to the season in upper Eskdale was the colour of the grass, a beautiful almost shockingly bright green. Small gaps in the clouds allowed shafts of sunlight through which picked out the shape of the fellsides and highlighted parts of the drystone dykes. The granite scree and boulders looks almost purple and blue in shadow.
The paintings will be for sale in an Affordable Art Show at the Storey Institute, Lancaster for the next few weeks. The show opens this Friday 29th November, from 6-9 pm – everyone is welcome.