Rannerdale Blue. watercolour 11x15"
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.
About the Artist
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…View full profile