Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

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Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby JJWilliamson » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:53 pm

This was the first view that Alfred Wainwright had of the Lakes whilst enjoying a walking holiday with his cousin. It was his inspiration.
The lines and dappled effect are not actually there and it's really quite smooth. EG The right-hand side is a smooth deep green/blue/black.

Same painting, better photo. The above comments apply to the original.

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby Macavity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:49 pm

I thought the sense of scale was very effective JJ.

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby JJWilliamson » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:11 pm

Thanks, mac

I wanted mood and drama for this one. It's a most unexpected view because it's a relatively short walk
from Windermere Station. All of a sudden the whole valley opens up to reveal an incredible landscape.

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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photo ... jY4iFG1clM:

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby Macavity » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:12 am

hi JJ

I must admit that it was the skyscape rather than landscape that engaged my eye.

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby Ros » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:39 pm

Like. Skilful sky.
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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby JJWilliamson » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:58 pm

Macavity wrote:
engaged my eye. ...That's exactly what I was hoping for. The sky should catch the eye.

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Thanks again, mac

The landscape is very happy playing a supporting role, with the sky hogging the melodrama. :)


Ros wrote:Like. Skilful sky.


Thanks, Ros

Delighted you liked this one. There are so many dramatic scenes in and around the Lake District
yet the camera rarely manages to catch the drama. W.A. Poucher truly captured the majesty of the fells
in his Lakeland Fells books. I noticed there was a secondhand copy for sale on ebay for £2.75. A steal of a buy
but I already have a copy. :)

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby David » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:36 pm

Yes, very good. "The majesty of the fells" - that's it!

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby JJWilliamson » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:05 am

Thanks, David

As I posted this painting I wondered if you'd ever visited Orrest Head on your travels.
It's a good last day walk if you're looking for a leg stretcher that offers a great reward
for not so much effort. It's very popular with photographers and artists alike. A huge section
of Windermere is visible on a clear day.

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David wrote:Yes, very good. "The majesty of the fells" - that's it!

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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby Crayon » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:54 pm

Godzooks, that titanic face (top left) is frightening!
on budding blackthorn
perch an odd number of doves ~
winter's chill lingers
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Re: Windermere from Orrest Head (oil painting 50 by 40 cm's)

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:34 pm

Crayon wrote:Godzooks, that titanic face (top left) is frightening!


You're seeing things in the clouds!!! You've just made my day. :)

I wrote a poem about that very phenomenon. Must look for it.

I see the little sucker, but it's got to cope with that enormous dog on the right. He wont be bowed.

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