"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.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Colour 10, nearly there now

A dark green to give the trees and the darker vegetation on the hillside a lift.

My original interest in this view was triggered by the contrasting landuse being shown by the different colours of the vegetation. The fields in the valley bottom are used as pasture, and the grass grown, originally for a hay crop but nowadays cut for silage. On the hillside, the rougher pastures that are too steep to crop, gradually give way to darker coloured heather and bilberry moorland.

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