View Full Version : Wall End Farm, Langdale

09-16-2002, 07:30 AM
Here's another view of Wall End Farm at the head of Langdale in the Lake District. The ram looks quite beligerant and ready to charge! Did it this morning around 2 hours. 14x10 Langton Rough block.



09-16-2002, 08:46 AM
:) Hi Doug! i like this very much - just a little suggestion, perhaps the shadow on the right side of the mountain is a bit strong-
I love your greens and the paint gives me a very peacfull feeling...

Little Old Lady
09-16-2002, 08:49 AM
Very nice. I like the whole scene. I imagine it is a little brighter in real life.

09-16-2002, 08:52 AM
Nice....... I love the sheep and ram. Well done. :clap:

09-16-2002, 10:39 AM
i have enjoyed all your works of the English countryside and this is one of the best. I like it alot.


09-16-2002, 10:43 AM
Love it!

Wish I could paint far off hills without trying to paint every tree. Also wish I had more photos of the English countryside. Got a lot of the big cities though!

09-16-2002, 10:48 AM
lovely pastoral scene, Doug

looks a tad green to me.....the scan perhaps?


09-16-2002, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the coments.

Mariela - you're right, the shadow was an afterthought and turned out too dark. In retrospect I should have strengthened the shadows throughout the painting to match.

Joanne - yes, I have a problem with images showing darker when posted.

Tigre - The sheep in the Lakes and Dales are very hardy and live on the hills most of the time. I guess these were being introduced to the black ram :)

Bethany and 43something (funny name!) I too love the countryside and am continually try to represent it in watercolours, and usually am not satisfied with the results. I may have a go at trying to improve this one.

Pam, thanks- yes it was too dark, but not too green as compared with the photograph. Here's the photo.


09-16-2002, 12:15 PM
Beautiful Yorky. Your English scenery is so serene. :)

09-16-2002, 12:25 PM
Beautiful scene.

09-16-2002, 12:49 PM
Looks good to me Yorky. Thanks for posting.

09-16-2002, 02:03 PM
Nice one Yorky,

Great greens on the Hill and foreground, perhaps the distant hills could be a little bluer to make them them receed more.

Well done - Kev

09-16-2002, 02:18 PM
Got it in one, Kev! The mountains are a little bluer in the original, but not as much as I would have liked. With a more gentle sky, I would have carried the sky wash down over the mountains. I think next time I'll go back to prussian blue with yellow ochre as a wet in wet sky and concentrate more on the textures in the hills and mountains.

Thanks John, Becky and Surreal, I'll do this one again with the foreground shortened a little and the farmhouse consequently larger.


09-16-2002, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by babybrush
i have enjoyed all your works of the English countryside and this is one of the best. I like it alot.


I fully agree and if it weren't for the lefthand driving I'd visit the UK more often ... to paint !!!!!!

09-16-2002, 04:10 PM
Nice Doug, I like the composition and the greens.

Pam you will have to come over to England. Our mountain areas are this green. They get between 300-500 inches of rain a year in these parts and this has been a particularly rainy summer. I was up near the Langdale valley painting on Friday last and the hills look as gorgeous as in Doug's paintings.


09-16-2002, 04:25 PM
Another good depiction of the Lake District (yes they are green, after all the lake district is a very wet area! lol) Wish we had some of that rain here recently (did I really say that???? :eek: ) our river is almost running dry.


Crystal Owl
09-16-2002, 04:53 PM
Very nice love your sheep.


Southern Style
09-16-2002, 05:05 PM
Very pretty landscape Doug!

09-16-2002, 05:51 PM
As usual, your work is wonderful....

Mike Scott
09-16-2002, 06:15 PM
Doug, this is one of my favorites. The green you achieved is excellent--I think the sky and shadows offset the green just right. Great painting!

09-17-2002, 06:35 AM
Excellent, Yorky. People don't realise how green the LAke District is, especially after this summer. All that water didn't get there by accident.