The Great Outdoors
During this time of year I try to get out as much as I can especially on weekends with my whole family if possible. One of our favourite haunts is Dovedale in Derbyshire, near Ashbourne. Here you can walk alongside the river Dove surrounded by mesmerising views of the hills. If you are brave enough you can walk on the stepping stones over the river, but just be careful if you have children. This is a place of adventure and wonder, with mysterious caves waiting to be explored and paths leading to who knows where.
I have been here many times and always took pictures hoping that one day I would use this spectacular scenery to inspire me to paint a landscape. Well, that day came and I painted a scene showing people enjoying ‘The Great Outdoors’ which is the name I gave to my painting. Whilst I was painting it I decided to throw in a splash of colour by adding a blue blossom tree. It had to be done as it was looking a little bland. You know me and bright colours… just love them…
So here it is ‘The Great Outdoors’. It is 24”x 30”, painted in acrylics. Enjoy.