Thursday, 10 February 2011

Millstones, Longshaw

An acrylic painting, with coloured pencil details, of moss-covered old millstones among bracken in the woods near Longshaw in the Peak District, Derbyshire. Making millstones used to be a traditional industry here (a very unhealthy one for the workers), but it collapsed suddenly in the early 19th century, and today you can find piles of these half-finished stones near quarries and on the moors.
This is at my etsy shop:

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