Gate Cote Scar Wharfedale N York - Brian Blair
Gate Cote Scar Wharfedale N York - Brian Blair

9 x 13 inches, watercolour

This proved a lot more difficult to paint than I was anticipating, with all its detail of stone walls, buildings and trees. I originally had a much more colourful sky, which looked too garish; so, I toned this down to an all blue sky, which is still a bit too dark. It is a striking outcrop, taken from a photo of part of the Yorkshire Dales my wife and I know well.

Gate Cote Scar Wharfedale N York - Brian Blair

9 x 13 inches, watercolour

This proved a lot more difficult to paint than I was anticipating, with all its detail of stone walls, buildings and trees. I originally had a much more colourful sky, which looked too garish; so, I toned this down to an all blue sky, which is still a bit too dark. It is a striking outcrop, taken from a photo of part of the Yorkshire Dales my wife and I know well.