'May Time' Oil on board size 24 x 24 inches
I think is finished, I really enjoyed painting this scene, and I'm pretty chuffed with how it evolved and what I wanted to capture. I didn't quite know when I began, where I was going, apart from down the Woodland path into Borrowdale. But now I see I wanted sunshine, but don't we all!
With my fetish for Bluebells it's quite amazing that I've never seen the Rannerdale Bluebells in full bloom. On Saturday I was 'the support vehicle' for Nigel and Mik and a few others that needed Flapjack to complete the Keswick Sportive of six passes, Newlands, Whinlatter and Honister from both ways approx 65 miles.
With an hour to spare I had chance to go and see this truly magical place in the Lake District. The smell of the Bluebells cannot be portrayed in a photograph maybe a painting could do this?
I think it quite shouts pastel or maybe Oil, I will keep you up to date with how it goes, but I think another trip with the paintbrush this time.
And here are the crazy cyclists smiling just before the sixth pass of the day 'Honister'