Friday, 12 November 2010

Wild Winds and Dancing Light

Wild Winds and Dancing Light over the Cleveland Hills from Grey Towers Ingrid Sylvestre North East Artist Landscape Painter Romantic English Landscape Paintings Durham Artist North East UK
The gale force winds and lashing rain early on Thursday morning may not have seemed ideal conditions for a walk, but what exhilaration and inspiration lay ahead!

Edge of Poole Wood Grey Towers Ingrid Sylvestre North East Artist Landscape Painter Romantic English Landscape Paintings Durham Artist North East UK
This wonderful walk begins down Grey Towers Farm Lane, where emerging into wide fields, one sees the distinctive edge of Poole Wood with it's curved trees. Today it is topped with grey scudding clourds and seems both dark and luminous.


Photo of Grey Towers Ingrid Sylvestre North East Artist Landscape Painter Romantic English Landscape Paintings Durham Artist North East UK
Further along, a rainbow rises above the historic Grey Towers mansion.



The track curves round the edge of Jubilee Plantation, where the wind flurries bring rich scents of ploughed earth.


Storm clouds gather over the distant Cleveland Hills, and the young crops shimmer bright green.



A sudden mellowing of the light, and a farm leads the eye between autumn trees.


Ahead, the cottages of Old Nunthorpe village nestle snugly, as clouds race across the ever-changing sky.

A very special walk.

16 comments:

Paulie said...

What a wonderful walk! Thanks for letting me walk along with you through your photography!

Phoenix C. said...

You are welcome, Paulie! Glad you enjoyed it!

RuneE said...

You are a champion in this kind of work. Those clouds are pure heaven, so to speak. And very classic compositions - I'm impressed.

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you very much, RuneE! I try to express my love of the landscape in all that I do!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Phoenix, Nice to see you around blogland again!

These are gorgeous landscapes. So glad you braved the weather as the clouds add drama to the scenes.

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Diane. I always think the clouds and skies near the Cleveland Hills are particularly dramatic and interesting.

Jasmine said...

Beautiful. Good to see you back. You have been missed xxJ

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Jasmine, I'm glad to be back!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What wonderful cloud formations. Close up they look a little frightening but then the storm seems to pass with the sunlight shining through.And a promise with the rainbow. I had tried all summer to catch a picture of a rainbow and did not see a one. I was so bummed out about it. LOL!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Lona. The fun thing about the rainbow is that I hadn't actually noticed it on location, (too busy trying to stand upright in the wind I guess!), so it was a nice surprise when I looked at the photo and saw it there!

Malyss said...

Each of your pictures are like a romantic painting.. Turner or some other great classic would have liked to paint this kind of landscape!and to see them through your blog is like having a great breath of fresh air!

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you so much, Malyss! I shall think of your words as I work on some images today!

Carol said...

Very special indeed Ingrid! I can only imagine how the vast sky must have looked to your eyes. You capture and frame the drama of the storm in such a creative way. Each is like a amazing painting. Just Beautiful! ;>)

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you again, Carol! The sky around that area is very special - the climate caused by the curve of the Cleveland Hills gives such powerful cloud formations, which are constantly changing.

Beatriz said...

greatly impressed me the long stretches of land and Field ... a sense of space ...
greetings from old europe

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Beatriz.

Greetings from cold England!