charcoal pencil on paper, 59x43cm: Last winter I made a series of drawings like this of the River Calder as it passes through the Calderglen. By the time I got to this one I had distilled the scene to this minimalist view with just the dark river itself with ripples and runs behind a screen of verticals in these trees giving it a sparse feel of winter. I really should take the drawing out from behind the glass which holds it in place above my fireplace!
Pencil on paper, A5: This little drawing made on the spot continues this fascination with the river flowing on it's way behind vertical (and not so vertical) trees. I am storing these up in my head and one day will make paintings when I have decided how to go about it!