Sketches II


I always have a sketchbook to hand wherever I am to make rapid sketches. I've taken hundreds off the website (random selection) because it was slowing the loading of it too much! But hopefully there's still plenty to give the idea.

On Swirl How, Lake District
On Swirl How, Lake District. Drawing - Keith Melling

On Swirl How, Lake District
Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

View from Hart Crag towards Patterdale
View from Hart Crag towards Patterdale. Sketch: Keith Melling

View from Hart Crag towards Patterdale, Lake District 1992
Drawing
Artist: Keith Melling

Travalgon near St. Ives 1993
Travalgon near St. Ives 1993. Artist: Keith Melling

Travalgon near St. Ives 1993.
There was an incredible rocky coastline.
French sepia ink
Artist: Keith Melling

Rocks at Pentewan, Cornwall
Rocks at Pentewan, Cornwall. Artist: Keith Melling

Rocks at Pentewan, Cornwall 1993
Pen and watercolour
Artist: Keith Melling

Red Tarn and Bowfell, Lake District
Red Tarn and Bowfell, Lake District. Drawing: Keith Melling

Red Tarn and Bowfell, Lake District 1992
Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

Loch Eil from Corpach, Scotland
Loch Eil from Corpach, Scotland. Artist: Keith Melling

Loch Eil from Corpach, Scotland 2000
French sepia ink
Artist : Keith Melling

High Tilberthwaite Force, Cumbria
High Tilberthwaite Force, Cumbria. Sketch - Keith Melling

11/03/92 High Tilberthwaite Force, Cumbria

Fleetwith Pike, Buttermere, Lakeland
Fleetwith Pike, Buttermere, Lakeland. Drawing by Keith Melling

03/07/00 Fleetwith Pike, Buttermere, Lakeland.
Showing Honister Crag.
Pencil
Artist -  Keith Melling

Yewbarrow from Wastwater, Lakeland, Cumbria
Yewbarrow from Wastwater. Artist Keith Melling

02/06/00 Yewbarrow from Wastwater, Lake District, Cumbria
French sepia ink
Artist - Keith Melling

OakTrees at Oakhead, Ayside, Cumbria

01/06/00 OakTrees at Oakhead, Ayside, Cumbria
French sepia ink
Artist - Keith Melling

Pen-y-ghent from Norber 2000
Pen-y-ghent from Norber 2000. Artist - Keith Melling

Pen-y-ghent from Norber 2000
French sepia ink
Artist - Keith Melling

Stile near Barrowford Locks
Stile near Barrowford Locks. Drawing Keith Melling

Stile near Barrowford Locks, Nelson, Lancashire 06/06/88

Pendle Hill from Cross Hill Lane near Rimington
Pendle hill from Cross Hill Lane near Rimington. Sketch Keith Melling

Pendle Hill from Cross Hill Lane near Rimington, Lancashire 1988

View from Bruach na Frithe, Cuillins, Skye
View from Bruach na Frithe, Cuillins, Skye. Sketch Keith Melling

24/08/94 View from Bruach na Frithe, Cuillins, Skye

Glaciated rocks, Coire Lagon,Skye
23/08/1994 Glaciated rocks, Coire Lagon,Skye. Sketch Keith Melling

23/08/1994 Glaciated rocks, Coire Lagon, Glen Brittle, Skye 

Barn at Malham, Yorkshire Dales
Barn at Malham, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

25/04/91
Barn at Malham

Strid, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales
Strid, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

Strid, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales
Pen drawing 1992

Farm Buildings, Torver, Lake District
Farm Buildings, Torver, Lake District. Drawing by Keith Melling

Farm Buildings, Torver, Lake District
An old sketch from 26/06/92

Langdale Pikes from Side Pike, Lakeland
Langdale Pikes from Side Pike, Lakeland. Watercolour sketch Keith Melling

Langdale Pikes from Side Pike, Lakeland
Watercolour sketch 29/06/92

Oak Head Farm, Ayside, Cumbria
Oak Head Farm, Ayside, Cumbria. Drawing Keith Melling

Oak Head Farm, Ayside, Cumbria
Drawing 28/06/92

Sandy Hall Lane, near Fence, Lancashire

1985 (an older sketch)
Sandy Hall Lane leading up to Noggarth, Lancashire.
This view is looking down the lane

Ingleborough from below Southerscales Fell, Yorkshire Dales
Ingleborough from below Southerscales Fell, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch:Keith Melling

02/09/12
Ingleborough from below Southerscales Fell, Yorkshire Dales

Pendle from Green Lane above Grindleton (near Clitheroe), Lancashire
Pendle from Green Lane above Grindleton, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

24/08/12
Pendle from Green Lane above Grindleton (near Clitheroe), Lancashire

 

Grasmere, Cumbria
Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace. Lakeland. Sketch: Keith Melling

5/8/12
Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace. Lakeland

 

The limestone pillar on Pen-y ghent Crags, Horton-in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales
The limestone pillar on Pen-y ghent Crags, Horton-in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

25/07/12
The limestone pillar on Pen-y ghent Crags, Horton-in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales

Pendle Hill from above Happy Valley, Roughlee, Lancashire. Sketch: KeithMelling

06/06/12
Pendle Hill from above Happy Valley, Roughlee, Lancashire
 

Campsite at Redbridge near Oxford. Sketch: Keith Melling

23/05/12
Campsite at Redbridge near Oxford

 

A corner of Arncliffe from where I happened to be parked. Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

20/05/12
A corner of Arncliffe from where I happened to be parked. Littondale, Yorkshire Dales.

Arncliffe from Byre Banks Wood, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

20/05/12
Arncliffe from Byre Banks Wood, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales.

 

Westgate Lane, Westhouse, near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales

01/04/12
Westgate Lane, Westhouse, near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales

Disused quarry, reclaimed by nature, on Boss Moor near Hetton, North Yorkshire. Sketch: Keith Melling

12/03/12
Disused quarry, reclaimed by nature, on Boss Moor near Hetton, North Yorkshire.

Above Desolation Valley near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales. Snow and a pale afternoon moon. Sketch: Keith Melling

05/02/12
Above Desolation Valley near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales. Snow and a pale afternoon moon.

The ancient Clam Bridge, Wycoller, Lancashire. Thought to be more than 1000 years old. Sketch: Keith Melling

11/12/11
The ancient Clam Bridge, Wycoller, Lancashire. Thought to be more than 1000 years old.

 

The Eea channel on Sandgate Marsh, Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria. Sketch: Keith Melling

22/09/11
The Eea channel on Sandgate Marsh, Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria.

River Aire near Kirkby Malham. Sketch: Keith Melling

19/06/11 Sunday
River Aire near Kirkby Malham. Lots of sand martins flying low over the water and nesting in holes in the opposite bank.

Ash trees in the fields near Fence, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

17-06-11 Friday
Ash trees in the fields near Fence, Lancashire. Centre tree covered in ivy and enjoying better health than tree on left.

Looking over Silverdale Sands to Grange...tide just gone out. Sketch: Keith Melling

30-05-11
Monday
Looking over Silverdale Sands to Grange...tide just gone out.

Towards Sour Milk Gill waterfalls in Easegill near Grasmere, Cumbria. Sketch: Keith Melling

29-05-11
Sunday
Towards Sour Milk Gill waterfalls in Easegill near Grasmere, Cumbria.

Across Coniston Water from the track above High Nibthwaite. Sketch: Keith Melling

09-05-11. Across Coniston Water from the track above High Nibthwaite.
Sunny.

King Georges Hall, Blackburn
King Georges Hall, Blackburn. Sketch: Keith melling

15-04-11
Friday

King Georges Hall, Blackburn
Liverpool Philharmonic,
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Vasily Petrenko conductor
Sofya Gulyak piano

Another quick sketch. I tried to draw without moving my head much so I wouldn't annoy the audience near me. 

Dolgun Uchaf, Dolgellau, from Torrent Walk Campsite, Wales. Sketch: Keith Melling

26-03-11
Saturday
Dolgun Uchaf, Dolgellau, from Torrent Walk Campsite, Wales

Harlech Castle, Wales. Sketch:Keith Melling

25-03-11
Friday

Harlech Castle, Wales

13-03-11
Sunday

Beezley Falls and Triple Spout... waterfalls at Ingleton. Yorkshire Dales

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch; Keith Melling

06-03-11
Sunday
Malham Cove... one of the most visited sites in the Yorkshire Dales. It was late in the afternoon when I sketched this, and there was a beautiful raking light on the cove. However it was changing rapidly so I had to draw very quickly.

Another bridge...this over the River Aire near Newfield Hall, Malhamdale. Sketch: keith Melling

20-02-11 Sunday
Another bridge...this over the River Aire near Newfield Hall, Malhamdale.

Crag Laithe near Bell Busk, North Yorkshire. Sketch- Keith Melling

12-12-10
Crag Laithe Barn near Bell Busk, North Yorkshire.
There were flocks of fieldfares flying by.

 

26-09-10
Looking to White Wells, Ilkley, Yorkshire

Gayle Beck Lodge on the Blea Moor Road, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch - Keith Melling.

05-08-10

Gayle Beck Lodge on the Blea Moor Road. Yorkshire Dales.
This former shooting lodge was a favourite subject of the writer J. B. Priestley. He painted in watercolour. The lodge has now fallen into ruin and seems to have worsened over the last few years

Wood Lane, Austwick, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch - Keith Melling

22-08-10

Wood Lane, Austwick, Yorkshire Dales

Pendle from Barley Hill. Sketch- Keith Melling

15-08-10

Pendle from Barley Hill

The Crimsworth Dean track - sketch. Keith Melling

 08-08-10 Sunday

The long climb up the Crimsworth Dean track from Hard Castle Crags towards Lumb Hole. Yorkshire 

A corner of Makkum - sketch, Keith Melling

19-07-10
A corner of Makkum, Friesland, Netherlands

Hebden from the Old School Tea Room. Sketch- Keith Melling

11-07-10

A bit of Hebden from the Old School Tearoom. Yorkshire Dales

Litton. Sketch - Keith Melling

Sunday 7th July 20010

A corner of Litton. Yorkshire Dales

 25-06-10

Pendle Hill from near Top o' Lingbobs. Lancashire.

22-06-10
Blacko Tower from Heys Lane, Roughlee, Lancashire.
A beautiful sunny evening.

 Peregrine falcon at Humphrey Head, Cumbria. This sketch from 2008.

boundary stone nr Stoodley Pike. Sketch - Keith Melling

04-09-09

Marker or boundary stone near Stoodley Pike. Yorkshire.

Rainbow over Haworth Moor. Sketch- Keith Melling

29-08-09

Rainbow over Haworth Moor. Yorkshire. 

5-07-09
Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria. The new signpost on Caton Lane is already leaning, but I like it like this.

River Dee at Ewedales, Dentdale

3-07-09
River Dee at Ewedales, Dentdale. The limestone bed nearly dry, leaving some nice pools. 

Hacking Hall - R Ribble & Calder

30-05-09

Hacking Hall... across the meeting of the two rivers, Ribble and Calder

View from Whelp Crag, Gisburn Forest, to distant Ingleborough. Sketch Keith Melling

10-05-09

View from Whelp Crag, Gisburn Forest, to distant Ingleborough. Lancashire.

Cow and calf Rocks, Ilkley. Sketch - Keith Melling

26-04-09

Cow and calf Rocks, Ilkley. Yorkshire.

Hazy sunshine, Lenibrick Point

31-03-09.
Hazy Sunshine over the saltmarsh.
From Lenibrick Point, Sandgate, Cark-in-Cartmel.

Pendle Hill from near Chaigley Hall

22-03-09

Pendle Hill from near Chaigley Hall. Lancashire

15-03- 09

Whernside. Yorkshire Dales.

On the Cumbria Way, Ellerside Ridge - sketch. Keith Melling

18-02-09

On the Cumbria Way, Ellerside Ridge. South Lakes Peninsula.

Grasmere and Helm Crag - sketch. Keith Melling

 29-8-08

Grasmere and Helm Crag. Lake District.

Walton Hall Farm, Cartmel - sketch. Keith Melling

19-8-08

Walton Hall Farm, Cartmel. Cumbria.

Castle Crag, Borrowdale. Sketch - keith Melling

17-08-08
Scawdel from Castle Crag, Borrowdale. Lake District.
It was raining a bit...hence the little spotty blotches.

13-7-08
Whitendale, Lancashire.
 Very near the centre of the Kingdom! (UK).

9-06-08 
This is Loyn Bridge near Hornby. Lancashire.
 (Loyn is the old word for Lune)

Harry Oates & Sons' workshop, Blackburn. Sketch - keith Melling

14-05-08

Harry Oates & Sons' workshop, Blackburn.
I just happened to be parked here and thought this an interesting subject... so sketched from the car.

Pendle from near Simpshey Hill

3-05-08
Pendle from near Simpshey Hill. Lancashire

Rylstone Edges and Cracoe Monument, North Yorkshire
Rylstone Edges and Cracoe Monument, North Yorkshire. Sketch: Keith Melling

31/03/13
Rylstone Edges  and Cracoe Monument, North Yorkshire

Outside house in Nelson, NZ. Sketch - Keith Melling

23/1/13

Stone head on balcony of house where we stayed in Nelson, New Zealand

Blackpool, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

21/10/12
Blackpool, Lancashire

 




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