Twilight combined with the scenery of Egdon Heath to evolve a thing majestic without severity, impressive without showiness, emphatic in its admonitions, grand in its simplicity. The qualifications which frequently invest the facade of a prison with far more dignity than is found in the facade of a palace double its size lent to this health a sublimity in which spots renowned for beauty of the accepted kind are utterly wanting. Fair prospects wed happily with fair times; but alas, if times be not fair..The Return of the Native…Thomas Hardy
One of the rare times I show a figure in my paintings..it could be Clym Yeobright in happier times going home across the heath at the end of an October day
Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..
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