Deer Hill, Meltham

View from Castle Hill Side

With the continued relaxing of the lockdown restrictions, it was great to be able to resume some plein air oil painting. Unfortunately the weather this summer has been disappointing so only managed to do six paintings outdoors over the summer.

These two scenes include views of the hills above Meltham, near Huddersfield. The first painting is of Deer Hill, Meltham and was painted in mid June in very rapidly changing light, so was quite a challenge. The second painting was done at the end of July on a gorgeous hot and still summer’s day from a vantage point below Castle Hill, Huddersfield with West Nab, Meltham in the distance.