Saturday, 13 August 2016

Catch up time for August 2016


I've struggled and struggled to get an accurate photo of this picture but there is something about the colours in it that the camera doesn't like. It's Great Fryupdale from the Monks Trod that leads to the Lyke Wake walk, evening sunlight coming from the left.

Evening above Goathland, quite dark and moody but I love it.

Grosmont with Whitby abbey and the viaduct in the background. I had to climb up my magical step ladders to get this view.
Poppies


Sandsend beach

Whitby 

Return to Saltwick Bay after a long absence


Soft moorland sky

Catch up time for August 2016


I've struggled and struggled to get an accurate photo of this picture but there is something about the colours in it that the camera doesn't like. It's Great Fryupdale from the Monks Trod that leads to the Lyke Wake walk, evening sunlight coming from the left.

Evening above Goathland

Grosmont with Whitby abbey and the viaduct in the background. I had to climb up my magical step ladders to get this view.
Poppies


Sandsend beach

Whitby 

Return to Saltwick Bay after a long absence


Soft moorland sky

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Storm cloud on the moors

The finished article


I thought I'd give this little on it's own post rather than leaving tagged onto the end of the last one. I'm becoming a little obsessed by my stats and this will give them a little boost.

Initially I was thinking mainly about boosting my profile with this blog but as I've got into it I'm just really enjoying taking a little time out to think about and explain what I'm doing. My statistics so far are spectacularly mediocre at best so I think I've got a long way to go........helpful suggestions will be more than gratefully received.

Inspiration, the beginning of the week and getting the old grey matter going

Tuesday is the beginning of my week (I take Sunday and Monday off) and like everyone else I find it hard to get going. One of the best way for me is to have a browse, it seems indulgent or work avoidant but I'm increasingly seeing the importance of it. Everyone has influences, even the greats and we are in the privileged position of being able to scan across thousands of images sat in the comfort of our homes.

One of my favourite sites is Pinterest, as you select images you then get guided towards collections of similar work. You also get to create your own collections and so can come back and at a glance see all the work that caught your eye the day/days before. This is my collection called Paint.

Currently I seem to be enjoying looking at clouds lit up by the late sun.







http://www.panisbet.com/paintings_one.php?n=2

We've been having some great cloud formations lately and I think I might start the week playing 
around with this subject.


Here it is, I've had a very disrupted day today and will reserve judgement until tomorrow. It will be still wet enough to work on but I will probably have another go at it from scratch if I need to.

I sold The Turner sky today so I'm very happy



Monday, 7 March 2016

A Drones view of Grosmont

A Drones view of Grosmont


I just had to share this aerial view of Grosmont, I especially love the fact they had a cyclist in every shot. It's a shame they didn't have any steam engines running but I'm sure they'll have another go later on in the year.

If you go towards the end of the video there are some shots of the river including the delivery van that attempted the ford in full flood and got swept down river. The driver was rescued and taken home by Becky . He was reported later to be suffering from exhaustion and emotional distress....sorry Becky couldn't resist.

Becky of course is one of the key members of the esteemed Bored Cat Film company and has had many minor roles with them including the following....



Bloody nutters.

This was the only one I could find on line, but I did purchase The Uskdale Progeny for £2.50 in the Grosmont Co-op and it was worth every penny.


Saturday, 5 March 2016

Dawn, low tide on Samdsend beach

Dawn, low tide on Samdsend beach

Another from the archive.


All the way back from 2010.

It's been a long time since I did a dawn at Sandsend near Whitby, I think this could be on the cards in the next few weeks. If I remember rightly the sand ridges were a nightmare, trying not to get paint in the water. 

I'm not sure that the camera has given a faithful reproduction of the original's colour.

Chickens

Chickens