Category: Landscape Traditional Art
Posted: August 6, 2019

Tree and anciant Roman road at Hadrians wall

Sycamore Gap

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Old Dirt Country Roads Art Contest Entry 
This depicts a very old country road... Hadrian's Wall built AD122 in the reign of Emperor Hadrian had a road atop walked for 3 centuries by Roman soldiers then, and now by tourists and locals alike. It was built as a barrier to seperate them from the Pict tribes of Scotland and Northumbria, Brittania.
Once a vibrant, multicultured frontier with mile castles and turrets, it is near-by 80 miles long running coast to coast, Carlisle to Wallsend in Newcastle upon Tyne. Alongside are many old dirt roads and also The Military Road, the Romans had running alongside the wall and is still maintained and used today. The Romans were known to build in straight lines and therefore their constructions ran up over hills, and crags and down again.
This painting shows a Sycamore tree in one of the dips between the crag hills. It is very famous and in 2016 declared tree of the year. It is the most photographed tree in Northumberland National Park. I read that these trees can live for 200 + years. Also in the scene you can see various dirt roads running over the moorland and crags which overlook tarns (small lakes).
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: Minor Under on water colour pens, top layer cotton buds with acrylic. Photographed and Cropped slightly, reduced pixels for Fanart upload, slightly sharpened as lost some definition in size reduction.

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