Lake District watercolours by Rick Thorpe

Here are some watercolour sketches done on a walking trip to the Western Lakes, Cumbria in October 2012. 

Art and the Lake District are made for each other! 

The weather was amazing and perfect for both walking and painting – not a drop of rain all week! A stunning location at any time of year, but particularly stunning in early autumn with the leaves starting to turn and the sun low in the sky. All very conducive from an artistic point of view.

Watercolour 10x6"

  1.  Buttermere Pines. This painting is approx 10×6″, and is available to buy for £75.00 (mounted but unframed)

Watercolour 10x7"

2. View from Catbells. This painting is approx 10×7″, and is available to buy for £75.00 (mounted but unframed)

photo by RT on self timer

just to prove I really was there!