Askrigg – and about time!

This year I have managed to be so busy I have only just got around to posting about our early autumn break in the last week of September at Askrigg. We were blessed with good weather on all but one day and I concentrated on walking but dodmanage a couple of pleinair sketches and one indoor study on the one rainy day.

Richmond Castle

14×10 on 140lb Rough, Watercolour, Plein Air, AllaPrima

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

We went to Richmond to be fitted up with Altberg Boots. Kate’s arrived last week – mine will take a bit longer, it turns out that there is a full size difference between my left and right foot (so for a small extra I have a 7 1/2 right and 8 1/2 left arriving). Anyway, painting, after the fitting  I managed to find a sheltered spot on the river looking towards the town and spent a happy couple of hours on this sketch.

Approaching SemerWater

16×12 on 140lb Rough, Mixed media/watercolour

Approaching Semer Water

Approaching Semer Water

Spent the afternoon by the window in the flat working this up from my photographs of a walk round Semer Water.

Old barn overlooked by Addelbrough

14×10 on 140lb Rough, Mixed media/watercolour, PleinAir,AllaPrima

Old barn overlooked by Addelburgh

Old barn overlooked by Addelburgh

This was a great afternoon for painting, though rather chilly as the sun went down. It is on the footpath which continues up to Askrigg Pasture just northwest of the village, near Leas House.  It was partly cloudy but when the sun came out the shadows were long and pronounced. It was the shadows on the barn the that caught my attention. I managed to get into position mid afternoon and paint through.

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