Wenslydale in the studio

Using sketches and photographs gathered on our February trip to Wensleydale I worked up a couple of studio watercolours. I love the way that painting these views later brings back the feeling of being there.

These two views are from opposite sides of the valley.

This is from the route along the north side of Warfdale between Bainbridge and Sedbusk. The cloud was gradually overtaking the blue skies.

This is from the route along the north side of Wensleydale not far from Bainbridge near Yorescott, the sunlight on the far hills is Bishopdale. The cloud was coming in from the north-east & gradually overtaking the blue skies, but as it turned out it didn’t snow.

This view is based on a rapid lunchtime sketch and is almost due south of the picture above.

This was a picknick stop for lunch. Warton Common is on the flanks of Adelborough - its almost opposite the previous picture.

This was a pick-nick stop for lunch on a round trip of Addleborough. Worton Pasture is on the southern side of Wensleydale directly above Bainbridge and Askrigg (hidden in the valley). Great Shunner fell in the far distance.

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