The Best of May 2022

Swaledale tup portrait, Tan Hill Show 2022

A selection of images from the camera of Andy Beck taken during the month of May 2022. With the show season now upon us my chances of getting out and taking photographs and sketching is rather limited. May was spent building up a stock of products for these shows. I…

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The Best of February 2022

Holwick sunrise

A selection of photographic images taken by Andy in the month of February 2022 I don’t know about you, but to me the month of February just flew by. With shows and events fast approaching I stayed local for most of the month. This allowed me to spend more time…

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Best of August 2020

Continuing with my posts on the best of 2020 here is my selection of images from the month of August. It was another period of mixed weather here in the the dales, some days bright warm sunshine, the next a day of heavy rain showers. No real prolonged spells of…

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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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Best of June 2020

Swaledale sheep pens

Six months of the year have now passed. Months that have changed many of our lives forever. Lets not be too despondent though, there seems to be light at the end of the Covid19 tunnel. It may be many months or perhaps even years before we return to anything like…

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Best of May 2020

Woodland walk

There are a couple of things that I will remember May 2020 for. Firstly, the ongoing situation with the Covid19 crisis. The situation eased a little bit with the lockdown restrictions being eased even further but I have been reluctant to venture far from home. It would have been easy…

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Off the drawing board

Swaledale tup pencil drawing

Over recent days I have been planning out new paintings and as with most of my work I produce simple preliminary drawings before I commit paint to paper. One such work was to be of Swaledale sheep, tups (rams) to be exact. For one reason or another this simple sketch…

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4 day Countdown

 Something different today.  As well as all of the 1509 sketches which feature in the Pictorial Guides I have also produced a small selection of other watercolours which will feature in the book to illustrate many of the “filler” articles in The Wainwrights in Colour Book. In this series of “countdown”…

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