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Yorky
05-01-2001, 06:58 AM
Hi Niol,

This is the ideal landscape to paint in - Swaledale in Yorkshire. I hope it loads this time!
[IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2001/Swaledalesmall.jpg" border=0]

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blondheim12
05-01-2001, 09:54 AM
Truely lovely Yorky. You ar3e fortunate indeed to have that view.
Linda

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JeffG
05-01-2001, 10:07 AM
I can't tell if thats a photo or a painting.

If its a painting, is it done plein air? What size and medium?

*sigh* I have to get there someday.



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Niol
05-01-2001, 02:51 PM
Arrived here in intense brilliant green. Trying to determine time of day by shadows--not far into morning? That intense always--or enhanced by photographic film, lighting that day, or computer? Have to pull out an atlas and check location of Yorkshire--or rather ask the computer. Still pulling out books when info at fingertips. Thx for transmission.

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Yorky
05-01-2001, 03:00 PM
Hi Niol,

Well, the photo is from a tourist site, and is compressed with Psp Jpeg Optimiser, so the colours could be enhanced/compressed a little. However, the truth is, the Yorkshire Dales valleys are very green and this is very typical - stone walls and field barns. The type of stone and the design of the walls varies from dale to dale, usually either limestone, or as in this case gritstone, a type of coarse sandstone. Some of the walls are over 1500 years old. There are even special breeds of sheep accustumed to the harsh winters up there, Swaledales being one of them. I recommend a visit between May and October.

Doug

JeffG
05-01-2001, 03:08 PM
Ah, so it's a photo... the sheep gave it a look as if it may have been painted... a very GOOD painting, which was what I was wondering.

Is this considered "James Herriot" country?

Oh, btw Yorky, the website link on your profile has a typo... change the "co,uk" to "co.uk"

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Jeff G.

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Niol
05-01-2001, 06:20 PM
Found it--"a deep cleft that runs west from Richmond to Wensley dale via the bleak Buttertubs Pass." 1500 years would put anyone into a contemplative mood I would think. Yorkshire history, culture a mere keyboard away.

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Yorky
05-01-2001, 07:50 PM
I'm bound to be biassed as a Yorkshireman, but the dales are my type of scenery. Nothing over 2000 feet above sea level, but lush valleys and brooding moorland in between. Yes, Herriot Country encompasses the western part of the North Yorkshire Moors around Thirsk where the vet actually lived and the eastern parts of the Dales around Richmond and Leyburn. Askrigg is where the vet's house was filmed.

Thanks for the tip about my url, Jeff.

LDianeJohnson
05-03-2001, 03:23 PM
You are so fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty and unlimited subject material for your paintings. Thank you for giving us names of some places to consider. If you can recommend others please list them for us.

Diane

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sandge
05-03-2001, 03:31 PM
Hi Yorky!

That is such a lovely shot. But it got me thinking (especially with those sheep in it) ... are you much affected by F&M where you are?

s

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