Sketchbook- August 2020

The Powder House, Arkengarthdale

Artwork sketchbook August 2020 The weather has been quite good during the month of August so I took the opportunity to get out and practice my plein air sketching. Nearly all of these pages were produced in the one book. It was a 5″ x 7″ spiral bound book which…

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New! Swaledale sheep prints

Swaledale tup print

At last I have been able to get the set of Swaledale Sheep paintings printed and mounted. These three watercolour paintings have been very well received on social media over the recent months and now I am able to offer them as a set of prints. I have decided to…

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Facebook Live 15.5.20

Facebook Live broadcast

If things had gone according to plan we would now be over at Keswick setting up for the Mountain Festival this weekend. As with many events this one has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. As in previous years I was asked to be a guest speaker at the…

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Capturing characters

Work continues as normal for me during the current Covid19 lockdown. Sketching, paintings and getting out on short local walks is really my daily routine. I am able to get lots of preliminary work done for the Lakeland 365 project. These sketches get posted as a daily “Guess the fell”…

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New ”Small sketches” page added.

Andy Beck sketch header

Behind the scenes I have not only been working on new projects but I have been spending time working on features of my websites. It has been hard to focus on what is important as I tend to get rather excited about new ideas, especially at the turning of a…

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The 2019 Lakeland Christmas Quiz

“Summit” to think about. It’s that time of year again. A quiz based on the 214 “Wainwright” fells of the Lake District. This year I have gone for a simple theme of “Summits” so all of the photos are taken from the highest (Wainwright) points of the fells. Thank you…

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Remembering…..

Great Gable summit

Following the launch of my idea to frame up the pages of the faulty copies of The Wainwrights in Colour books (see here) to help raise funds for Mountain Rescue, I have been busy this week mounting the pages and dispatching them out to customers. The fells chosen by customers…

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Another great weekend

Andy Beck Keswick Mountain Festival

I am just back from another great weekend promoting and selling The Wainwrights in Colour book. This was the third time that we had been at Keswick Mountain Festival and amazingly this was the best so far. The weather was better than expected, the rain that was forecast for the…

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