Thursday, April 7

Spring in the Dales


We had a great day out yesterday. One big advantage about going in the van is we can share the driving. I drove from home to Sadberge, on to Penrith then Jon drove on to Kirby Lonsdale and then home via Ripon. The weather was lovely.
When we parked in Kirby Lonsdale I noticed this painting in a gallery window. It really caught my eye! It is by a local artist called William H. Jones. It is calling to me!
More of his work can be viewed on the gallery's website here
I think it will look fantastic on the snug wall - even the frame it was in will match the doorknobs! lol!
Talking of doorknobs - must get on! Plasterer is here tomorrow!

23 comments:

  1. The weather has been fabulous hasn't it. That picture is beautiful, I love the gentle lilac colours.

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  2. Love the picture and those are among my favourite colours.
    Wonderful to get out for a change and the weather is much more like it, isn't it?
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  3. I love that picture too, it reminds me of parts of the Peak District in Derbyshire, near Sheffield.
    It was a lovely day yesterday, quite warm too.

    Sandie xx

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  4. How lovely that work is. I don't envy you tomorrow, I've had enough of plasterers for now. Just finished paint podding :-D

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  5. I absolutely love that painting Denise - the colours are amazing!

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  6. The painting has now been removed from the gallery window! I phoned and asked to buy it. I have secured it with a deposit and will collect at the end of June. As I explained a little while ago I wanted to purchase a piece of art when I get my teacher's pension on my birthday. Very apt I think! Thanks for the comments - I think if you see something like this which sings out - go for it! Dxx

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  7. I love the Yorkshire Dales, and the weather yesterday was perfect for a trip. What a gorgeous painting, the colours are wonderful.

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  8. Beautiful painting! You made a good choice.

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  9. It is a lovely painting - something to cherish and remind you of your happy retirement! :)

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  10. Lovely picture, great colours, would look great in my house too!
    Take care
    Sarah x

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  11. How exciting for you, the re-model and now a piece of local art for the wall. You will always remember finding the painting. The unexpected finds are the best.
    I followed the link, and my favorite was Lune from Bull Beck" but I love clouds.

    cheers, parsnip

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  12. Omigosh, Denise! BUY IT!!! At first I thought it might be one of your photos and was going to ask you to send me a copy... Do. Not. Hesitate.

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  13. Have done Leslie! Wonderful isn't it - I am thinking about putting it in the lounge now - on an purple feature wall????

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  14. My god daughter has lived in Sedbergh for some years so I have gone regularly - there is a fantastic book shop. Kirby Lonsdale is a super little place, we used to go there regularly too - it is magic at Christmas time. She is moving away next week, so I shall have little reason to go - ah well, nothing stays the same for ever. Sorry you only had time to wave at the top of our lane!

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  15. I can see why it's calling to you - it's beautiful. I love the perspective.

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  16. Such a beautiful painting, so glad you bought it. A beautiful sunny day in the Dales--(or Flamborough!) can't be beat.

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  17. So pleased that you found your perfect investment - it's a beauty!
    Mo

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  18. A lovely day out and with such lovely weather. Good luck with the plasterer. Was wondering if you got my address and that cushion was too? x

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  19. Sounds like a super day, topped off with a wonderful piece of art.

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  20. Do you know, when I saw the painting, before reading what it was, I thought it was a wonderful piece of fabric art.... felted wool for the heathery moorlands in the background, threads and beads for the grasses in front. Don't you think that would be gorgeous... oh to have the skills.

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  21. It is lovely. It has so much texture. At first i thought you'd taken a photo out of a wet window.

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  22. I love the painting too. So glad you bought it.

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  23. Hi mrsbesbitt. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I had just downloaded Livewriter with the help of my more technically minded brother and I will try writing my blog with it next weekend.

    I love that painting. It looks a bit like felt textile. So much texture. We traced my family back to Gunnerside in Swaledale in the early 1800's. I love Yorkshire. You are so lucky to be living there. I envy you.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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