"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, 31 March 2013

Out in the cold

After spending the morning finishing the Rainy day print and printing the first two colours on a new linocut. This afternoon found me in the snow high on the moors above Holmfirth.

It was bitterly cold in the biting wind and the watercolour took a long time to dry, although at least it didn't freeze on the brush. Spent about half an hour on the sketch and that was about as much as my fingers could stand. It was a nice afternoon though, with grouse and curlew calling from across the moor, and even a wood mouse scurrying around.

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