Stanage/North Lees sketches

Stanage from Dennis Knoll - Peak district sketch by Sian Hughes ArtStanage from above North Lees Hall - Peak district sketch by Sian Hughes ArtNorth Lees Hall - Peak district sketch by Sian Hughes ArtMoorland Roadside Sheep - Peak district sketch by Sian Hughes Art

Monday: Day one of my holiday! Sketchbook in hand, I set out from Dennis Knoll, underneath Stanage Edge, on the short walk to North Lees Hall. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to see anything, because it started off really misty, but it soon cleared as I descended into the valley.

Stange


North Lees Hall was Charlotte Bronte’s inspiration for Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre. Apparently it was used in one of the many film adaptations too, but I’m not sure which one. You’re welcome. Google it? Anyway, it’s on my shopping list for when we win the Euromillions.

I stopped to attempt to draw the sheep on the drive back home. I probably didn’t take enough caution of the lambs though, as three of them had set up camp underneath my car by the time I’d finished.

North Lees

Next up: I try to draw some pugs.

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