Yorkshire Dales, coming down from Buttertubs Pass – headed towards the T-junction by Thwaite in Upper Swaledale. Tour de France 2014 Stage 1, Leeds to Harrogate.
Yorkshire Dales between Hawes and Muker – the bicycles will be coming this way soon. Buttertubs is the highest elevation in the Tour de France Stage 1 2014, Leeds to Harrogate.
I painted the view a few times, each picture moving closer to how I saw it. To help with the last painting, I sketched it first with my eyes shut.
I’ve never met a sea snake but the urge to draw this shape makes me think my ancestors did. Either way, it’s about a life-force. The paintings were a commission I’m happy to say, and finished this week.
Buds and shoots and green sun
British Summer Time has begun
A watercolour and an oil painting. The sun is warming up the woods. In the daytime the sun looks green, like spring.