Oil Painting - Bowerman's Nose


South Brent,, United Kingdom

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TOP TEN in the Not A Photo Challenge in the England, South And South West Group, 25th August, 2015

Oil Painting in monochrome of Bowerman’s Nose, Dartmoor, Devon (UK) using a palate knife. Oil paint on prepared hardboard

Bowerman’s Nose is a stack of weathered granite on Dartmoor, Devon, England. (Dartmoor National Park) It is situated on the northern slopes of Hayne Down, about a mile from Hound Tor and close to the village of Manaton. It is about 21.5 feet (6.6 m) high and is the hard granite core of a former tor, standing above a ‘clitter’ of the blocks that have eroded and fallen from it.
Not only is Bowerman’s Nose a spectacular rock formation but it is also the subject of Dartmoor folklore.
One version of the local legend relates that a huntsman called Bowerman lived on the moor about a thousand years ago. When chasing a hare he and his pack of dogs unwittingly ran into a coven of witches, overturned their cauldron and disrupted their ceremony. They decided to punish him, and the next time he was hunting, one of the witches turned herself into a hare, and led both Bowerman and his hounds into a mire. As a final punishment, she turned them to stone – the dogs can be seen as a jagged chain of rocks on top of Hound Tor, while the huntsman himself became the rock formation now known as Bowerman’s Nose. (Wikipedia)

Painting photographed using Nikon Coolpix S33

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