Bright Estuary

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Drypoint original print 1/1 with hand painted chine colle

h: 30 w: 21 (cms).

This print evolved from the outdoor drawing done during Spring/Summer 2020.
Working outdoors every day, from March until September, encouraged me to work in new ways.  The weather, & where you stop to draw - dictates how the view is recorded. It may be cold & rainy. Perhaps it's boiling hot & you're being plagued by flies ...I drew anywhere & everywhere. Deep in the woods, up on a clifftop, sat on a rock, up to my ankles in river mud, on the beach in a storm, in fields of high grass, or trailing along the high lanes.  
All the experiments with loose charcoal or painting with ink - led to a series of these imaginary landscapes. "Bright Estuary" is nowhere in particular.  
An intaglio print created using special drypoint card. I cut & draw marks into the surface. 
Colour is added using hand painted "chine colle"  
A "one off" - each area of colour is cut & applied by hand. 
Printed on Fabriano Artistico quality paper in my studio on a professional etching press. 
The print comes unframed.
The image size is quoted below. Actual paper size is 28cms W x 39cms D 

 

£100
£100 (Unframed)

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Storm moves up the Valley

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Graphite, charcoal, Conte pencils, white chalk

h: 28 w: 42 (cms).

Plein air drawing done in situ, late afternoon at Axmouth Harbour, East Devon.

This was done as part of my long WALK & DRAW project. I begun on March 23rd - during the UK's Lockdown period - it lasted until July 1st. 100 days, 588 miles & 247 drawings later ...
Each day I went out & recorded what I saw during my walk. The treks varied from 4K to 27k. 
This is Day 97, June 28th. It was a damp, grey afternoon & as I balanced on the old wood jetty to draw the view - an angry storm cloud moved up the river valley towards me. 
Drawn on ivory cartridge paper. This is unframed 

£175
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Evening Falls

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Graphite, charcoal, Conte pencil & white chalk

h: 27 w: 35 (cms).

Plein air drawing done in situ, late afternoon at Axmouth Harbour, East Devon.

This was done as part of my long WALK & DRAW project. I begun on March 23rd - during the UK's Lockdown period - it lasted until July 1st. 100 days, 588 miles & 247 drawings later ...
Each day I went out & recorded what I saw during my walk. The treks varied from 4K to 27k. 
This is Day 82, June 13th.  
It had been a searing hot summer day. The wooded hillside opposite me held a pattern of dark secret shadows. Gulls called along the river & a dainty white egret poked about in the shallow water. The River Axe & this particular spot, became a favourite place to sit. 
I often used "found materials" to draw with. Here I made use of a gull feather, to dip into the water soluble graphite. The edges of the feather make wonderful free spontaneous marks. 
Drawn on ivory cartridge paper. 
This piece is unframed 

£175
£175 (Unframed)

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