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The Lark Ascending

The Lark Ascending
26 x 36 cm

There can't be many things more peaceful than painting on the moors, in warm sunshine, with a skylark singing in the sky.

Thanks to Ralph Vaughan Williams for the title, and Bruce Sherman for the inspiration.

"The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughan Williams


  1. Dear Friend Keith!... As is always the case... your masterful interpretations of your own beloved wild places... treks and Caithness guide "Me" to a better appreciation of the beauty of your lovely Northern SCotland!

    Your central road here... transports the eye back through the various washes and planes to that small vertical stop... while your lark captures all attention in the sky!

    Another wonderful panaoramic gem Keith!

    Believe "Me" when I say that we inspire each other... and your inspiration came at a critical time for "Me"... and my blog! Thanks for the encouragement!

    Good Painting!...a Happy Highland Summer!
    Warmest regards,

  2. a wonderfully evocative painting - I can almost hear the lark!

  3. Hi Bruce,

    Thanks for your comments.

    The wonderful thing about blogging is the inspiration and support that we can all give to each other.

    All the best,

  4. Hi Keith, you capture Scotland so well yet there is often that warmth of colour in your work that lifts the spirits when viewing. Painted to very inspirational music too.

  5. I'd never previously considered the title of a piece to be overly important but boy, was I wrong!!! Without this title the focus would have been on the road disappearing over the horizon, but with it, I can't help but look at the Lark and imagine the view he must have of your wonderful moors. A lovely piece Keith.

  6. Thanks Caroline, I'm glad you found it uplifting.

  7. Ha, ha, John, you're right, without the title the lark could easily be missed. I struggle to think of a good title sometimes.

  8. Was the link to the music there yesterday? maybe I missed it. Thank you how lovely to listen to the music while viewing your paintings!

  9. Yes it was, but the link was in the text. I thought this would be a better way of doing it.

  10. Lovely watercolour. Very evocative - just like Vaughan Williams' music and your lark is soaring on high just like those violins do!

  11. Thanks Michael.

    I've just had a look at your blog and I'll be interested to follow it. I grew up near St.Neots and later near Royston. My brother still lives near Stevenage.

  12. Thanks for following Keith, I'm following you now too :) You've got some lovely work on here, very inspirational. So you're a Cambridgeshire lad then? I'm a Cheshire lad myself and my children were born in Yorkshire but we've lived down here for just over sixteen years now!

  13. Hi Keith.
    This beautiful music goes well with your beautiful Painting. I would like to underline beautiful painting but I don`t know how to do that. What a lovely comment from Bruce eh?
    All the best Keith.


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