Buttermere and the High Stile Ridge


Fantastic detail and I love the stark tree with those beautifully painted mountains in the background James.

Good one James

Thank you, as always, Carole and Heather.

One detail I forgot to add before photographing is the barbed wire between the fence posts!

Excellent with a great wall,and yes a good walk.

Lovely painting James , nice detail with the pen.

Lovely painting James. You’ve really captured the steep fells rising from the water.

Thank you Richard, Gillian and Christine. I appreciate your comments.

It jumps off the screen and demands attention. Well done. Would that be Haystacks in the background?

Thank you Frank. Haystacks is behind the tree. Its summit is just off the left margin.

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The ridge walk, which includes the summits of Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag, is one of the most exhilarating I have done in the Lake District. Watercolour over pen and ink drawing on hot-pressed paper.

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James Underwood

Other than sketching on agenda papers during tedious committee meetings, I started drawing and painting only after several years in retirement. Then, almost 70 years old, I first attended an art course. Still so much to learn, thankfully! — “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is…

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