Thursday, 22 November 2012

Cumbrian Mountain Trail

Cumbrian Mountain Trail, Pastel on Pastelmat, 12x15"     

I’ve always felt the appeal Northern, Central England and Wales and decided to visit that feeling in one of my pastel paintings . I used a photo of a Cumbrian valley and mountain as a reference. I tried to capture the haunting beauty of the scene with cool blues, greens and earthy tones. The sky attracted me as well with it’s moody, somewhat ominous quality. The thin silver road serves as a nice lead in and helps give the painting depth. I’m still knew at painting mountains so I hope it looks rugged enough to pass as a mountain although the mountains of the English Lake District are older and not a rugged as some.