After painting nothing but birds for the last few weeks I'm having a play around with other subjects - so as Autumn is well and truly with us I thought I'd start with a little study of conkers.
Bonkers about Conkers
© Sharon Whitley
As some of you reading this will know from my last couple of posts I've been away for a few days walking in the Lake District with Gary and despite it being rather a mixed bag weather wise we got some wonderful walks in, starting with the beautiful Cadair Idris on Saturday where we had great weather...
|The glaciated bowl of Llyn Cau|
|Cadair Idris summit - Penygadair|
We did a round of the Coniston Fells on Monday - 5 more Wainwrights completed and again, pretty good weather for most of the day...here I am on Grey Friar, with the mighty Scafells behind me.
|Grey Friar with a Scafells backdrop|
One of the things I always love seeing when walking in the Lake District are the local sheep, especially the tough Herdwicks or Herdys as they are more affectionately known......here is a particularly cute one....
and I've also got a soft spot for Swaledales....how can you not love this face!
Both of these are contenders for future paintings, hopefully sooner rather than later so watch this space!
We ended our stay in the Lake District with a visit to Loweswater where we stayed with the lovely Ann and Roger Hiley of Loweswatercam fame. Here they are with a drawing I did of their dogs Harry and Bethan. Take a look at their website to get to know them better and maybe buy one of their calenders (we did) in aid of Mountain Rescue.
The Hileys made us feel so welcome and really looked after us, freshly made bread, home made soup before a wet and windy walk up Low Fell (enabling me to tick off my 80th Wainwright fell) and a wonderful Greek themed supper - the first thing I did when I got home was get the bread maker out which has been hidden away in the cupboard for the last few years!
Holly enjoyed meeting Bethan and Harry, here they are on Low Fell looking down over Crummock Water
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