"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Kilnsey Crag

Kilnsey Crag, Wharfedale.
Watercolour on 140lb Bockingford paper. 152mm x 239mm.

Painted as a study for a possible linocut. Hence the rather flat use of colour and simplified forms.


Keith Tilley said...

That brings back memories - I went there a couple of times when I lived in Cumbria.
It looks like an ideal subject for a linocut. It's such a dramatic shape.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith,
I agree, the shape should work well as a linocut, if I can just decide on the colours. I must admit I struggle painting Limestone, its colour is so variable. When dry, in bright sunshine the rock can be the lightest note in the landscape, looking almost white, if its wet under a bright sky it looks more blue and when wet under an overcast sky it can be the darkest point in the picture.