Peter Woolley Watercolour Artist
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  • Sheepwash Beck, Valley of Desolation - pencil drawing by Peter Woolley

    Sheepwash Beck, Valley of Desolation


    The Valley of Desolation is situated in the upper reaches of Posforth Gill, a tributary of the River Wharfe, and is located approximately one mile north of Bolton Abbey village. The valley was so named after a great storm that occurred over Barden Fell in 1836. Strong winds, torrential rain, lightning and flash floods caused great damage leaving many of the original oaks uprooted. Over the intervening years, the signs of damage have disappeared as natural regeneration has taken place.

    One of my favourite walks in the Yorkshire Dales, is to hike through the valley, which can be a little damp underfoot, and up onto Barden Fell, and Simon's Seat. This is just one of several sketches I've made of Sheepwash Beck over the years.

    Image Size:
    Pencil Drawing: 297mm x 210mm (still available)


    A Limited Edition Print of the watercolour is also available...
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    Almost all watercolour paintings produced by Peter Woolley are developed from pencil
 sketches made on-site or in the studio. In the course of that development, further working sketches
 are often produced in order to explore the subject and work towards a final, satisfactory
 composition. This drawing is a unique document; if it has been used in the process of creating a finished watercolour, it may contain marks of handling or even spots of watercolour. Such marks should not considered flaws; instead, they should be thought of as an integral part of the character of the drawing. To protect
 its integrity, the artist has signed and dated it on the reverse.

    This original drawing has been produced on 160lb smooth, white paper, with a 2B graphite pencil. For drawing dimensions, please see the main information panel above. The price quoted is for the drawing to be supplied to you unframed, in protective packaging with rigid backing panel, ready to take to a framer. A quote for framed work will be provided on request.

    For a closer view, click on the image.

    Postage costs are calculated separately, according to the delivery address, and will be displayed at the checkout before being added to your order.

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