View From Mam Tor, DerbyshireBy Martin Snee
Mam Tor in the Peak District is an Iron Age hill fort that sits high on the ridge between Edale on one side and Castleton on the other. It is an ancient and mysterious place with breathtaking views. This painting is looking west across the peaks, on a wild and windy day when the clouds loomed with such presence that they seemed to part of the physical landscape. I used a loose and impressionist approach, with washes of thinned down acrylic to capture the atmosphere.
Acrylic on stretched canvas.