Whole Church Pool Sketch

Here is the sketch I made on the spot at Church Pool Askham Cumbria England. I’m using it for the oil painting I’m making at the moment. I’ll share the stages when it’s complete. It’s a very special spot on the river where the brown trout rise. The cave on the opposite bank is dark and mysterious. I use pastels and pencils to stand and capture as much information as I can before I get too cold! I always get completely lost in the experience and time takes on a different quality. The water is deep and full of ochre and brown. The sun sparkled like diamonds on it’s surface. The piece I’m making at the moment is quite small. I may make a much larger piece from this. I’ll let you know!