Langstrath Autumn Oil Painting with Herdwick Sheep

Detail from "Autumn in Langstrath" Langstrath, Cumbria.
Oil. Alistair Butt © 2013 -
#AB 021318

My first visit to this valley, along with others in the Lake District National Park, was back in the early 80's while at art college, even then it had something about it and I've returned many times since. The distant mountain is Bow Fell which most walkers tackle from Great Langdale (to the left of the mountain) while just over the steep right hand side hill is the other walkers hot spot of Seathwaite and the routes to Great Gable and Scarfell Pike.

The two Herdwick Sheep, thankfully, stayed still for a while being intent on having their fill of grass with only the odd look at anyone that passed by on the path.

Like the other Lake District paintings this will be heading up to the Beckstones Art Gallery when it's dried and framed, all being well in the next week or so...