Early June - an evening painting at the Dewerstone. The summer has well and truly arrived, abundant greens, bright yellow-green moss and ferns, and with the rain came mud and midges. I find Dartmoor in the Summer the hardest to capture. The overwhelming green landscape tends to hide the paths and the trees lose their definition. I therefore deliberatley choose areas that have other areas of focus, in the case of Dewerstone the river was a substitute.for a path. I made a series of small acrylic paintings whilst fighting off a swarm of hungry midges that had settled on my feet and ankles for their supper.
The evening light was perfect, as the day ended the colours changed from olive greens and deep rusts to purples and chocolate browns, the sky cleared and turned to a rich blue before the sun set. I headed back to the van by head torch and nursed my 30 or so bites over a cup of tea.