Unframed Reproduction Print. Size: 70cm w x 45cm h
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Reproduction fine art print from an original painted in soft pastel.
If you are lucky enough to live in near Rombald’s Moor, you will know of the legend, Rombald the giant, and how the contours of the moor were formed. The story left me with a sense of awe as a child, and although I now understand more of the geology and weathering processes which actually formed its shape, I remain in awe of Rombald’s Moor. It includes local ‘areas’ of moor – encompassing Ilkley Moor and Addingham Moor on the Wharfedale side – and others all around its circumference.
But get above the valleys – onto the true moorland top, and you will find an awesome place of weather and space and a very special type of quiet. The built path is a little contentious – does it take away from nature, or protect it? Does it take away the quiet, or allow more people to experience it? Whatever we think of the path, the contours continue to dominate. If you haven’t explored it yet, I hope you will. The path succumbs to the gradients and weather. The light, the space, and the experience remain.
Rombald's Path - Lucia Smith
I strive to capture our beautiful Yorkshire Dales in compositions full of movement, light and weather; offering a 2 dimensional version of ‘being there’.
Really knowing the place I paint feels important; only then am I able to distill its essence: using familiar contours in striking compositions where rhythm, pattern and light echo between the land and the sky.
Soft pastel is my main medium; although I often use other media for underpainting, strengthening the composition from beneath. Soft pastels offer vibrancy and immediacy, as well as fluidity, allowing work to develop as colours are layered and sculpted.
I have currently embarked upon a ‘QUEST’ – to walk in, experience, and then paint all of the named Dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are 52, or maybe 49, or maybe 54…depending on whose list you read! But the journey is what it is all about: savouring these beautiful places, observing different contours, different weather, different light; teasing out the feeling of being on these moors and in these valleys. Carefully choosing palettes to express mood and delight, offering paintings where the weather might suddenly change, the breeze might lift your hair, paintings to watch.
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