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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Crib Goch

Crib Goch Ridge
by Sharon Whitley the rambling artist

Crib Goch ridge!  which I'll be walking tomorrow if the weather behaves itself!  -  as part of the Snowdon Horseshoe along with Gary and some brill walking friends.  It's an amazing place which I would definitely recommend but only if you've got a head for heights as it's pretty much a knife edge ridge with rather large drops on either side and once you're on it there's no getting off, you're pretty much committed!

If only the weather could be as good as it was the first time I crossed this ridge....

click here to see more photos from this walk

 and not like this when I've done it since .......

clinging on for dear life!

Hmmm I think I know which is the more likely ...... does the weather not know it's August? just a few days rain and wind free would be nice !


I posted one of my photos of Crib Goch to the Paint my Photo website and was thrilled that 3 different artists chose to paint it ..... I'd like to share their wonderful paintings with you here.  All paintings are different but I love them all - they've all captured the majesty of this place.  

The first is by Dilip Bhalero, one of my favourite artists from Paint my Photo  - I'm always in awe of his artwork and feel privileged that he has chosen a few of my photos to paint.   Here is his version...... I love the colours he's used.....


Crib Goch by Dilip Bhalerao

The second interpretation is by Malcolm Coils an amazing artist from Durham whose work I admire a lot - his paintings include stunning Lake District landscapes and I was honoured that he chose my photo to paint.

Crib Goch by Malcolm Coils
                           
 And last but certainly not least is Roy Simmons's fearless approach - just look at the light he's captured here and the moody atmosphere - just brilliant!  Roy Simmons is the founder of Paint my Photo and a lovely guy!

Crib Goch by Roy the Artist
I finally got round to painting my version last month which you can see at the top of this post.


Before I end my rambling post I'd like to thank all of you who have been leaving such lovely comments on my blog since I started it about 6 weeks ago. It really does mean a lot to me and I so appreciate you taking the time to read my ramblings and look at my paintings.  I've enjoyed browsing through the wonderful blog sites I've discovered since I started, whether they be artists, photographers, walkers, I enjoy them all and thank you for sharing.   I probably won't be posting over the next few days as we're off to Snowdonia tomorrow for the week (yippeeeee!!!!)  camping most nights (if the weather behaves itself!!!) - and I'm taking my sketchpad with me too so hopefully some artwork to show you when I get back and plenty of photos of course - that's if I survive Crib Goch tomorrow (eek!!)




26 comments:

  1. Hope you have a great holiday..what an inspiring place to go. Look forward to seeing your sketches.

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  2. Enjoyable post showing your love of the mountains and the inspiration that they are to you and other artists. A nice selection of images. If I could just suggest that your painting might have a greater depth if there were a few more hard edges in the foreground.

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    1. Thank you Mick and I agree about the depth issue and may go back to it or start another

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  3. Have a nice walk and holiday, -:).

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  4. You have certainly captured the beauty of this place, Sharon. Excellent paintings...those blues and pinks...gorgeous.!! My husband and I used to go hiking a lot but frankly just looking at these mountains scare me a bit...Enjoy and take lots of reference pictures!!!

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    1. There will most definitely be lots of photos!

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  5. Hello Sharon:) They are all beautiful paintings for such a difficult subject. In yours I like the yellow on the right side of it. And the rest of the painting:) I wish you a happy holiday and BE CAREFUL the two of you!!!

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    1. Thank you Renate, I do find these subjects quite difficult but really want to do more of them as I love these landscapes so much

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  6. I just love your painting of CG, hopefully we will get our hands on it tomorrow, and then cant wait for the rest of the week x

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  7. That's a brilliant painting and a fabulous post Sharon. I really envy you being able to get to places like that ... it must be another world up there. Enjoy your holiday. ;-)

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    1. Hi John, thank you for your comments and good wishes - I'm back from my hols and had a wonderful time - you're right it is a different world up there and one that I never tire of, I'll be posting some pics soon.

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  8. Great post and even greater paintings, Sharon!! Do have a good time. See you when you'll be back.
    Take care x

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    1. Thank you Konstantina, I had a wonderful time hiking and exploring and a bit of plein air painting too!

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  9. Anther lovely post Sharon, I really like the posts for the other artists as well. Hope you and Gary have a fab time, am sure you will get lots of inspiration though not sure you need any more inspiration to paint seems like you are back with force with what you have been doing recently!!! Well done!!

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    1. Thanks Judith we had a wonderful time and the weather was very kind to us for a change! I got a bit of plein air painting in and loved it although quite difficult to keep up with the changing light and shadows but all good practice!

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  10. I,m wating for a your painting of landscape. You make them specially well, and I like very much. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you so much Eva, I'm glad you like them

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  11. Me encantan tus dibujos y tus pinturas.
    Saludos.

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    1. Thank you Gil Carlos, good to see you here

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  12. Ive loved looking at all of these Sharon, how gorgeous! Hope the walk went ok....scary!!!

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    1. Thank you Sue - the walk was a bit scary and I had a couple of wobbly moments but it was wonderful

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  13. What a fun life you lead! To be able to see all those gorgeous scenes and then paint equally gorgeous paintings! I love the painting that you did of Crib Goch better than the other people's. I could tell that you were actually there and had made a connection with the ethereal quality of the place. I look forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping in and leaving such kind comments Katherine, lovely to see you here x

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