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In praise of peat - the finished painting.

In praise of peat - the finished painting.

I love peat bogs.  Strange, wild, desolate, seemingly empty places.  Although actually full of life. It's not the open views I like best, it's the detail.  The surface of a bog is covered in an intricate mosaic of colourful plants, some of which are only found on peat.

I recently visited some bogs in south Cumbria - Foulshaw Moss and the Duddon Mosses, both National Nature Reserves.  Inspired by what I saw there, (including an adder crossing a road), I started a bog painting - something I've been meaning to do for a long time. 

Here is a gallery of the whole process of this painting, from peat bog visit to finished artwork. 

Autumn Morning Flowers

Autumn Morning Flowers

Rediscovered sketches

Rediscovered sketches