I feel fortunate that I travel across Dartmoor most days. Everyday I notice the difference in colours, clouds, wind direction and temperature. Such a beautiful wilderness..
Lukesland Gardens on the southern edge of Dartmoor,Devon, UK. The weather has been wind and rain but I had an inspirational visit on Sunday morning. Every season brings beauty in these gardens.
Really enjoying experimenting with mark making and new paints in the studio. A work in progress. The River Erme at Piles Copse is the inspiration for this one. #sogoodtobeback
I find myself cloud watching…these are from Hanger Down Clump, South Dartmoor and Leather Tor. I have been working at the top of the moor and find it hard to come back down as the clouds and light change so quickly up there.
In between the showers a wonderful evening walk over the tops, heather and gorse, pink purple and yellows. Haytor , Saddle, Top, Pil and Rippon Tor……
August has brought changeable weather across Dartmoor, but I loved an early morning glimpse of blue sky and ponies….. then clouds and cattle…
So whose a lucky girl, when Dartmoor National Park received an email from 8 Norwegian men from Tromso enquiring about mud racing, skydiving, cricket and landscape painting among other English pastimes, …..ah send that to Amanda.
What a fantastic day we had, a Grand Day In, as the wind and rain on north Dartmoor was 48 mph! We painted, walked, explored Gidleigh, laughed a lot, shared a traditional Norwegian lunch together and painted some more, we even had an exhibition. It was all filmed, so my 15 minutes of fame will be in Tromso. What good sports they were.