Castlerigg and Blencathra


This is one of my favourite places. I usually stay in a old cottage at Dale Bottom Farm. I love how you have caught the light on the stones. Great aura.

This Castlerigg circle is so profound and has an ethereal appearance where these giant stones jut up out from the earth. We visited this place a few years ago, and it is the place where our Ancestors lived long ago, has special meaning.

Thank you, Alicia and Angela, for your comments. One of my photos was the reference, but I used my imagination for the light and sky to create a more dramatic scene.

I know this location well, you have captured the scene and it’s atmosphere perfectly

Vey good sky and Blencathra. Your treatment of this favourite place is quite evocative. Think that is the word I am looking for !

Thank you Paul and Richard. I greatly appreciate your comments.

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Castlerigg stone circle, about 5000 years old, is impressive from any angle, but perhaps seen at its best with Blencathra in the background. Tinted charcoals (Derwent XL) on Strathmore 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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