I have just got back from a couple of days in Derbyshire.  It was a challenge to paint some hills and think about composition without having that distant horizon that you get in East Anglia.  I have posted the “un-touched” images below.  The first things that I notice is that some of the trees are at awkward angles/positions to the edges of the pictures so they will need a tweak over the weekend.


First one of the day – not sure about the tree growing out the side of the frame. You can’t see the sheep behind me.


Pleased with the colours on this one although they look a bit “jumpy” in the photo. The path was busy with walkers – many knew St Ives – not the one in Cornwall.



Pleased with the trees but need to sort out the foreground. Last one of the day!


A misty morning but there was some light in the distance earlier that I can use. Just finished blocking in main shapes so ready for a coffee


I have tried altering angle of wall but not sure it works

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  1. simon682 on 3 May 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing the progression of your painting. Fascinating. (A Derbyshire blogger)

  2. Allen Pinto on 4 May 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Nice paintings. The first 2 look like portions of Latkil Dale.

    • richpaintsoils on 5 May 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks for the comments. You are right about the location. I walked into the Dale from Over Haddon. I plan to go back soon.

      • Allen Pinto on 5 May 2014 at 9:17 pm

        Hi Richard,
        I happen to have B&W film photos take n around some of your painting locations. I’ll upload them on my blog gradually. Hope you enjoyed your stay.

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