4 day Countdown

Herdwick

 Something different today.  As well as all of the 1509 sketches which feature in the Pictorial Guides I have also produced a small selection of other watercolours which will feature in the book to illustrate many of the “filler” articles in The Wainwrights in Colour Book. In this series of “countdown” …

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5 day countdown

Helm Crag 5.jpg

By this time next week we will be packing away after the launch weekend at The Castle Green Hotel. Part of me would love to be able to see into the future to get an insight into how the event has gone but that’s just not possible, and maybe best …

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6 day countdown

Measand Beck, Wether Hill

 Another day  crossed off the calendar and this time next week the book launch will be in full swing with hopefully plenty of people in attendance. As the second day in this series it is on to Book Two, The Far Eastern Fells. In choosing a sketch from this region …

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The final touches

The Wainwrights in Colour Book

 Another of my short films to show the progress of the production of The Wainwrights in Colour Book. On Friday last week I re-visited Elanders perhaps for the last time (for this book anyway) to approve of the printing of the dustjacket for the book. Over the past week or …

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The countdown continues

Well, not long now, exactly two weeks in fact, two weeks until the launch day for The Wainwrights in Colour Book. It has been mentioned recently that I must be feeling elated now with things finally coming together and actually this isn’t the case. The fact that I am writing …

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The 214 Completed

Lank Rigg framed

 Well after such a long time last night was rather special with regards to The Wainwrights in Colour project. It was the evening that I framed up the sketches for the very last of the 214 fells for the whole undertaking. Obviously the work on all of the 1500 sketches …

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