We had a wonderful but scorching holiday to the Lake District last week. I’ve not been to Cumbria for about 40 years, so it was a great chance to see the most beautiful landscapes in England and sketch them.
We were only up there for a few days so I didn’t have much time but I did produce the following sketches.
This was an initial sketch, used for planning further paintings in the studio. Its missing the enormity of Skiddaw so I don’t think I will be using it
I had 30 mins waiting for the ferry to capture the lake and Cats Bells.
The walk around Buttermere was magical and I had 30 mins to just outline the lake and Mellbreak hill.
My last sketch was using Oils but I just couldn’t get to grip with the subject and the medium to do justice to the scene.