Friday, 21 December 2007

Ice-bound River

Charcoal pencil on paper, 59x43cm: Another of my winter drawings of the River Calder this time choked up with ice-floes. Having stumbled upon the possibilities of this type of scene I would go looking for them which was actually more difficult than it seems. I was looking in particular for good river shapes behind clearly defined tree verticals to make something out of general tangle of undergrowth on either side of an at times unprepossessing small river. It's amazing what you can find if you try hard enough!

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