Yesterday, I went, with my husband and youngest son, to the Derbyshire countryside to take some snapshots of the lovely autumn colours and hopefully get some ideas to help me paint. Although it was a really misty day I rather liked the mood of the effects of the mists on the countryside. It gave it a haunting atmosphere, an air of mystery. You could not make out what you were looking at sometimes.
There were a number of places that we visited. Firstly we went to Burbage brook, just outside Ringinglow, a favourite for climbers.
Love this misty picture of a bridge surrounded by multi-coloured trees. The deep greens, reds and browns are highlighted by the uplifting yellows. Makes me want to get my paint brushes and start painting. I might make this one of my projects.
Here is a closer look at it from the other side. I love coming here when it overflows and the water comes gushing down. It looks spectacular and the roaring sound of the water crashing to the bottom can be quite deafening.
I have been coming here since before I was married, and over the years I have seen the park transform. This park has a gorgeous woods with a little stream going through it. Many a happy day has been spent chilling out in them with the family. Whirlow Hall is situated within the grounds and is a popular venue for weddings.
I hope this trip motivates you to get out there and take a deeper look at nature's glory. This world is a gigantic work of art and we should take pleasure in being a part of it.
Music plays a big part in my paintings. Whilst painting I often listen to chillout music. It helps me get into the zone. Here is a playlist that I often listen to, for you to enjoy. The images are awesome.