Looking towards Cat Bells from behind Friar's Crag, the idea of this Lake District painting was to play the blues against the golden autumn tints. Cat Bells is a shapely little fell and not too demanding, it is often walked by families with young children.
I had made many trips to Buttermere in the Lake District over the years without finding what I thought was a good composition. However on this occasion I couldn't believe my luck. The boat was actually there, and with Haystacks reflected in the still water and the whole framed by the fresh spring...
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In the very heart of the English Lake District, Grasmere is perhaps Laleland 's most picturesque lake. This picture was painted from above the west shore and looks towards the distinctive Helm Crag (left of the island).
Looking over High Wray Farm to the head of Lake Windermere with Ambleside beyond, Wray castle and Wray church appear over the trees as if from a Rupert story. Red Screes and Fairfield are the prominent mountains in the background of this lakeland picture.