Recent Landscape Paintings > Evening Chimneys, Sikehead
Evening Chimneys, Sikehead
0, Oil on calico on board 1800
155 x 93 cm

Unframed. Based on drawings made at Sikehead under Bolts Law hill between Blanchland in Northumberland and Rookhope in Weardale (North Pennine moors).This is a location I have returned to many times because it has a powerful sense of space and history. There are old wagon ways (C2C) a lead smeting flue, an engine house chimney, a pumping house with chimney, a mine (Sikehead) and a reservoir for the mine. All this is set in a heather moorland well known for grouse shooting but criss crossed with public footpaths. There are a series of old ruined farm houses leading down from the moor towards Edmundbyers with much of their interiors still intact. From Bolts Law on a clear day you can see to the Scottish Borders, across to Newcastle and the North Sea and over to Cross Fell and the Lake District Fells beyond.0
©2004 Tom McElderry