Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

Malham Cove is a dramatic 80 metre high limestone scar deep in the Yorkshire Dales. The area has always been a magnet for tourists and artists alike and in Victorian times the landscape ticked all the boxes for 'sublime', 'dramatic', etc. Gordale Scar, which is literally just around the corner, has been the chosen subject for many painters over the years - including Ward and Piper.

My own attempt to capture the nature of the place was painted after a recent mid-week visit. Summer weekends can be a nightmare as the place is so popular, but mid-week a quieter atmosphere descends...

'Malham Cove'

Acrylic on canvas

12" x 32"

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