Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, gold leaf and gold thread
Measures 58cm x 58cm (mounted)
I took may family to Bolton Abbey on a bright December day last year. I had an idea that I wanted to draw the abbey from this angle, including the landslide beyond the bridge. Having painted it back in the summer, I wanted to capture it's other mood, and the black of the cliffs seemed to make it look cold and foreboding. The sky was bright, but the kind of bright that makes everything on the ground seem darker. It was an incredibly cold and windy day.