Out on the road

Sam Read Bookshop, Grasmere

 The pressure does not seem to have abated yet but at least we did get time to have a weekend away over the Bank Holiday. This was in part though to deliver a couple of the last framed fells from The Wainwrights in Colour to a happy customer. The previous …

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Wow, just wow

Andy beck talk Bowes

Well what can I say….. Firstly apologies for the delay in posting a report or details from the Book launch weekend at Kendal last weekend, since returning back home I have hardly had time to draw breath.  It was a fabulous weekend, a wonderful launch evening where I got rather …

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Boxes and boxes and boxes…

Andy Beck with the wainwrights in colour book

Just a short post about yesterday’s event. I know some of you have enjoyed watching these short films about the process of the publishing of the book and even more so if you have pre-ordered a copy. Well, Colin has been doing really well and the truck turned up with …

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2 day countdown

Causey Pike looking to Scar Crags

 Maybe you think that in all the excitement I had forgotten to post the next in my series of posts about the countdown to launch day….not a bit of it. Today (well actually yesterday now as I am writing this at 4am) was another stage in the book process, I …

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3 day countdown

Mungrisdale Common Cloven Stone

I can’t believe it, only three days to go until the book is launched and you will all be able to judge for yourselves if all the hype lives up to expectations. Even though I did all the work, the research, the walking, the paintings, writing all the text, designing …

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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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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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