Rannerdale Blue. watercolour 11x15"

Rannerdale Blue. watercolour 11x15"

Wonderful Malcolm love the little tree the texture and drawing and the fighting bluebells

Thank you very much for that Dennis, appreciated.

Great piece of information thanks Malcolm. Your painting is very good too.

Thanks Carole, at least I now know if I can't paint I can be a tour guide :))))), I always made a point of finding out about places I went to then especially when I was leading groups I could make the trips a more complete experience as well as instructing folk about the hills.

Love the tone and colour of that far lefthand fell Malcolm, the tree just off centre and the carpet of bluebells.....all topped off with a great story!

Thanks for that Fiona, much appreciated, as you can see still on a roll, did this one this afternoon.

Lovely painting very interesting story Malcolm.

Thanks Dennis appreciated.

Superb painting, i love the rocks and bluebells

Thanks for your most welcome comments Ruthy, much appreciated, glad you liked it.

I like the slightly abstract shapes, and the contrast of solid spaces and textured ground. Very nicely done, Malcolm!

Thank you Seok , your observations and comments are most welcome and appreciated.

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This painting is me back to my old style after yesterdays Stanage acrylic. The painting is of part of Rannerdale in the Lake District at the side of Crummock Water, this is the most amazing small dale for in May time it is transformed when millions of Bluebells bloom on the fellside out in the open away from thier normal habitat of woodlands, when you first come over the crest of the hill from Buttermere way into the head of the dale it looks as though someone has splashed the fellsides with blue paint, if you have not been you must go. The legend is, that when the Romans were advancing up country they got to Rannerdale, but the Locals who by that time included Vickings who had settled there decided no way, and they ambushed the Romans in the dale. The bluebells are supposed to bloom on the spots were the romans fell and if you look at it from a military point of view, were the bluebells are is exactly were troops would attempt to escape if they could not go backwards, a legend I know.

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Malcolm Buckley

I have always loved the outdoors and have climbed and walked in various places in the world, after giving numerous slide shows and talks about my trips to raise money for charity, i realised the slides and photos did not do what i saw justice, so I decided to start trying to paint. I am self taught…

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