Artist's description:

This print portrays the final summit in an decent round that starts and finishes in Grasmere, taking in the tops of Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knot and finally Helm Crag.

The image sees my Dad - walking companion on many a Lakeland adventure - astride the southern of the two summits on Helm Crag. The other summit is only attainable by someone with a rope, the only inaccessible 'top' in the whole of Lakeland.

The summit of Helm Crag is graced with a number of interesting rock formations, one of which (pictured here) is supposed to resemble a lion and lamb. I can't see it myself, perhaps it is my portrayal of the rocks that has meant the likeness has been lost. Although, having been up on the summit on a bright sunny afternoon (with all my faculties intact) I'm not sure anyone could really claim to see anything remotely like a lion, or a lamb. There were some sheep being herded towards winter pasture far below in a neighbouring valley bottom, but I don't think that counts.

The print comprises five colours. I am particularly happy with the clouds as they really capture the feeling of space that I felt while exploring the top of Helm Crag. In the distance can be seen Grasmere Lake and the lower fells around Ambleside.

Materials used:

Printed on 300gsm Canaletto using water based inks

Top of Helm Crag (2016)


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This artwork is sold by James Bywood from United Kingdom

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