Monday, 1 February 2016

English Lake District - Pillar from Green Gable. For sale.

Pillar from Green Gable 30" x 24" acrylic on canvas.
What a magical mountain Pillar is. It remains difficult to climb especially from Borrowdale due to the time required to get there and back before dark. Typically, from Seatoller the Buttermere 'bus is taken and one alights at the bottom of Honister at Gatesgarth Farm.
The next part of the walk would be over Scarth Gap passing  Black Sail youth hostel and then up onto Looking Stead before the final climb to the top. It is a long trek. This view is from Green Gable. I did a detailed sketch and worked up the picture from the sketch using acrylic paint. I love the sinister mass of Pillar and the feature of Pillar Rock being a little remote. From Green Gable we can see Scotland in the distance over the Solway Firth, not always visible due to cloud and mist, so this visit was even more special. The wind on top of Green Gable is very strong, and in the past I have had to lie down to avoid being blown over. An experience many of you would have had here. It is time I let someone else enjoy this picture and therefore it is now up for sale.

Price £250 includes the protective frame.

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