Walking down to the shores of Derwentwater from the Dalegarth Hotel, a field full of wild flowers caught my inspiring eye!A sky full of Indigo with Ochre warm hues in a field full of wild flowers. You can see that the Colbalt blue skies that I had hoped for were not really evident today. The first location for our four day painting course was on a fairly windy lakeshore. Watching sails at great speeds fly by and artists applying masking tape to keep the paper from flapping about. Silence fell and with it concentration was high. A quick tonal sketch helped to loosen up, followed by a quick demonstration.
Rain approaching fast.
Perfect August English weather.
'Old posts at Portinscale'
A quick demo colour wash, applied in a threatening storm of gale force winds.
Fingers crossed for sunshine tomorrow and less windy gales please.