At just above 500 metres above sea level, Derwent Moor, in the foreground of this painting, seems to soak up the light showing its rich warm browns, burgundies and many shades of purple heather. It was the reflections in the stream that made me stop to look at this subject, linking the foreground with the sky. It was the three contrasting strips of colour – warm orange-yellows, blue-greys and purple – that made me want to paint this colourful landscape.
I think this is one of the finest places to walk in the Peak District, but once the sun drops it becomes very dark indeed and a torch is essential for a safe return.
Reproduced from an original oil painting by Rex Preston
Available in three sizes with a total limited edition of 395 prints
Signed and numbered by the artist
Giclée print on archival 310gsm matt smooth cotton paper
Large: Paper size 36″ x 34″ (image size 30″ x 30″)
Standard: Paper size 29″ x 27″ (image size 24″ x 24″)
Small: Paper size 19½” x 18″ (image size 16″ x 16″)
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