I’m painting a series of landscapes of Dartmoor – the landscape of my childhood. Growing up in Devon on the edge of the moors, I rather took it for granted when I lived there.

On a recent visit to see family, we drove over the moors on a wet day in early January. I took my sketchbook, leaned into the wind and took down some visual references and  mental notes.

I’m enjoying the Devon palette of russet browns oranges and reds of the dried bracken and heather, rushes and peat.

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor. Wet tracks

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor. Wet tracks

Near Vixen Tor. Trees

Near Vixen Tor. Trees

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Near Vixen Tor

Near Vixen Tor – oil painting using the sketchbook references, above

 

Winter Moor

Winter Moor – oil  on canvas

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