The Carn Revisited. 19th August 2014, 8.25pm

carn kenidjack revisited 19 august 2014-8.25pm

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 15 x 24cm

I ran out of time – and light! – yesterday evening. This evening, as conditions were almost identical, I took the opportunity to return to the same spot ( a few hundred yards from the ancient megalith ‘The Merry Maidens’ )  to more carefully render the form and colours of the foreground and adjust the colours of the clouds and sky. This is my favorite time of the year on the moors. In the early summer months the landscape is an almost unbroken sea of green, while this year there was hardly any yellow gorse to be seen up here during the spring.