Sitting in sunshine we look down a vale stretching toward Castleton, with a darkening sky beyond.

North York Moors, Yorkshire:
View from Little Hograh Moor

This painting was the last of a full day's plein air painting. The light was beginning to fade, clouds were starting to collect and the temperature was beginning to drop. Even in high summer, the North York Moors are an elemental place. I had to work fast to capture the last of the sun on the foreground and in the middle distance.

  • Image size: 25.4cm x 30.5cm (10" x 12")
  • Medium: oil
  • Ground: canvas panel