Hardraw Force, Hawes

Acrylic on Canvas 180 x 61 cm

Hardraw Force, painted by Turner in 1816, is one of the highest single drop waterfalls in England.

This beautiful and dramatic waterfall cutting a slice through the colourful rocks continuously pounding on the earth below inspired me to focus on the drama of the falling water into black inky depths on a cool but sunny winter’s day.

When Turner sketched and painted the valley from a much greater distance it was devoid of trees as war with France had put an enormous demand on the timber supplies of the country.

Trees now prevent the view Turner saw.

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