Stormy skies over the levels.
By cobbart, May 21 2016 10:02PM
..It had been raining a bit.
..Well actually it had been raining quite a lot. And hailing. And snowing a bit too. Then there was the wind - and in between all that, a bit - just a tiny bit, of sunshine.
And I'd been getting a bit stir crazy.
Now don't get me wrong, I am quite content, at times, to flop on the sofa, stick the idiot box on and waste my day binge watching the latest transatlantic netflix chewing gum for the brain. But after a while, after too many mornings locked in horrible indecision about how to fill another grey damp day, I reached the point where I had to get out, no matter what the elements may dump on my head.
So- bike on roof. Off to my beloved Levels (oh, how I love that word - Level - no hills just long, flat, easy lanes...) for a swift 30 odd miler.
As usual - superb. A brisk wind aiding progress in one direction and causing neck straining exertion in the other, patches of sunshine and a stinging shower as I crossed the hill at Mudgley then, as the light was dimming towards premature evening and I approached the end of the round, the clouds parted and the sun, low in the sky, spotlighted through and turned everything red.
No sketch pad.
But a glorious scene that had to be painted.
The sketch is of the tree I paused at to view the stormy sunset, done later from a photo.
The painting is how i remember the scene...it may not be fully accurate but it gets the feel and is my favourite Levels painting for some time.
How much are they?
Variable. Big uns about £300 - 400, Little uns £150 - 250 and the drawings (which need to be added to the website - yes I am a disorganised twerp- ) around the £40 - 50 mark. Negotiable!!!...sort of depends on the picture really.....I know, Ive got to sort this out....
Trying this out