Thursday, 5 February 2015

Sharp Edge, Blencathra.

 
Sharp Edge, Blencathra (3)
 painted in Watercolours
For sale
 
Inspired to paint this famous frightening ridge in the Lakes after a wild, wild walk up to the mountain top. We didn't go by the Ridge, far to risky with a  gale force wind blowing from the North. We parked at Scales Pub, put the crampons on and made our way up the fell. We passed an avalanche and not just a few walkers and one skier.
 

I think the frozen Tarn suggests how bitterly cold it was.


It was so windy on the summit, that we stayed for only a minute, the photograph below would make you think the cloud was thickening, but it is snow blowing off the mountain top. Number One Art Critic had to hold on to me while I took this quick snap.


 
Heading back down to find a sheltered spot in the sun for lunch.
It fantastic seeing everywhere covered in snow. The busy A66 is just below.
 
 


3 comments:

Geraldine Walkington said...

Some fantastic photos and paintings. I love your cycling trips round the alps. I'm interested in all things cycling, painting and Alps. Your blog is a treat.
Geraldine

Jane Ward said...

Thanks Geraldine, delighted that you enjoyed my bog and painting and cycling adventures.

gm.walkington@gmail.com said...

If you're around in Chamonix over the summer, call in for a coffee, we'll be in Les Bossons.