My latest and largest painting I started some time ago. I have been working on it and changed it quite a bit. It represents a place I know very well. The Leek Road as it comes down into Buxton. I spent a great deal of my life here and have to admit it is probably one of my favourite places. Full of special lifelong friends and places that still delight me on my occasional visits. Buxton is nestled in between the wild places. They make 'em hardy in Buxton and the surrounding Peak District of Derbyshire. You will hear sounds of sheep - most of the year, and in summer the plaintive call of the Curlew and that sound that sounds like no other. The Skylark. I have ridden most of the bridle-paths in the Buxton and surrounding areas and a few that were not bridle-paths. Special long distance rides always a pleasure, going places allocated for the rides and not open to the public..
So here it is, I am about 1/2 way through and I can see it is starting to work. It is earmarked for an exhibition later in the year. Luckily unlike my first love -oils, the medium I now use -acrylics dries very quickly.