Saturday, 3 November 2007

Trees in Charcoal

Well, this week I started my part time regime, spent a fair chunk of it tidying up and getting a few new bits and bobs I needed... but eventually started playing with some charcoal...I'm planning on experimenting with these tree pictures in painting, drawings, lino etc...Anyways, here's the first charcoal effort. It's definitely closer to what I'm after than the large painting...but I'll come back to that next week...I did this one on a old piece of watercolour paper which i think was a bit too rough in texture, but I'm reasonably pleased with the overall effect...there's more atmosphere and the bond between the two main trees hopefully comes across as being more symbolic...

6 comments:

Miss T said...

I like this - reminds me of walking in the woods when I was a kid.

Lorna said...

Composition feels graceful and I like the rhythm of the ferns

Graham said...

thanks miss t & Lorna :) I'll definately do some more charcoal ones I think :)

Lorna said...

I think the brightest point should have been in the apex between the trees giving a destination for the eye????

SueC said...

Very evocative and atmospheric. Would love to see this develop into a series. Perhaps bigger as well, to make the trees more commanding?? :-)

Graham said...

This one is a reasonable size, about 50cm tall, but I would like to do some larger ones, there is an extra sense of power that you get from larger images…I’ll do you a bigger one next time :)