Wood for trees II

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In the experimental drawing workshop, the instruction was “cover a big sheet with chalk pastel”.

Why?

To build layers, drawing, smearing, wetting, fixing, drawing again.

Others made patterns and abstracts.  I still had in my head the image of the fallen tree set against the backlit foliage.  I did not particularly wish to create a recognisable landscape piece but it was a start.

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I reached a point where I wanted to disintegrate the picture I had started.  I ran it under the tap, placed more paper on top and walked on it.  Actually, the underlying image was rather resilient.

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The print was interesting though.

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At home, I rebuilt the picture from scratch, in just three colours, cobalt blue, rose and aurolean.

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