3 day countdown

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

 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

 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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7 day countdown

 With just 7 days to go to launch day I thought that I would write a simple post about my favorite sketch from each of the Pictorial Guides as featured in The Wainwrights in Colour Book, starting today with Book One, The Eastern Fells. These are not going to be…

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8 day countdown

Scafell Pike prints

 Now things are getting exciting. With just eight days to go until the official launch evening you probably imagine that I am sitting at home with my feet up, chilling before the big event. Not a bit of it. There is still lots of work to do and over the…

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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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Short promo film for the book

 As you will perhaps know by now,  every copy of The Wainwrights in Colour book comes with a DVD with a 15 minute film of how I have produced the work for the whole project, taking just one fell as an example. I was lucky enough to get professional film…

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The unsold works

 With all of the sketches for the 214 fells completed I have at last been able to frame up all of the work in the presentation format that I have used for all of the paintings. As you may well know, the majority of these works were ordered at the…

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