To those in the know, they will recognise Armboth Fell and Walla Crag as the first and last in The Central Fells of Wainwrights Pictorial Guides. This region covers the region basically between Borrowdale in the west and Thirlmere and Ambleside in the east. So it is that I have now completed re-editing and uploading all 168 sketches from all of the 27 fells included in the book. Some of which have never been seen online before, this has been my chance to get up to date with posting all the work for the Wainwrights in Colour for this section.
Admittedly, fells such as Thunacar Knott and Armboth Fell are hardly inspirational to paint but such was my task that they all had to be included. On the flip side, there are images which have lent themselves to sketching and producing an impressive watercolour, not least full page sketches such as Sour Milk Gill, Easedale, Gimmer Crag and Pike o’ Stickle.
There even is one addition sketch which didn’t appear in the original (or revised) Pictorial Guide, it’s inclusion will be fully explained in the forthcoming book. As will all the differences between the scenes as I have painted them and how they compare to AW’s original sketches.
So whether its the drama of all of the Langdale Pikes or maybe the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell, the sketches are now all here for you to hopefully enjoy. The Central Fells.