Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Daniel Defoe trekked across Blackstone Edge in 1774 and wrote: "Here, tho' it was but the middle of August, and in some places the harvest hardly got in, we saw the mountain covered with snow; but we found the people had a way of mixing warm with cold together, for the store of good ale which flows plentifully in these mountainous parts of the country make up for all the inclemency’s of the weather." Over Blackstone Edge "we had to travel through trackless drifts of snow."
For me the rocks provide interseting shapes and angles for paintings. This image is a small acrylic that I painted using a limited colour scheme.