Hastily painted during a snatched moment during a family holiday in 2020, this became an excersise in moving elements around.

There's a wonderful flexibility with landscape painting in that you can "pick and mix" different parts of the scene before you and recombine them.

In this instance I moved the miner's cottages towards the centre and repositioned trees and shrubs to fill the blank, empty field in the foreground — the better to set against the dramatic skyline of distant Lakeland fells.