The Old Man of Coniston


If you were up there today Michael, you would need to staple your hat on! Fabulous viewpoint and I love the crispness of the cairn against the weather laden sky.

Thank you Sarah. Fiona - thank you - not only my hat. Think I’d need to be strapped to the cairn as well! Blowing straight down the garden and upturning flower pots.

Don’t be tempted to go out in it Michael, the pots can wait until it calms down.

Yes, that’s the Old Man, captured with a flavour of reality.

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Wish I was up there to enjoy the view! A great vantage point in the southern fells of the Lake District.

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Michael Trask

Hello. I am a retired Chartered Building Surveyor who took up watercolours at the age of 66 fifteen years ago. It is never too late! Whilst I could always draw and understood perspective ( my training helped that) I had never painted other than a few sketches for clients as an articled pupil 60…

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