The Three Tombs

18 Oct

drawing

Trekking around North Pembrokeshire yesterday, hunting ancient burial sites, took us to Goodwick near Fishguard (what are the fish guarding?) and a bit of a trek along the cliff path towards Strumble Head, through a housing estate and along an overgrown path between back gardens and a barbed wire fence keeping goats at bay to the three prehistoric chambered tombs known as the Garn Wen burial chambers. They’re quite different to the other sites we visited, they are very low, the uprights mostly submerged and the capstones barely above ground. They’re hardly visible amongst the bracken. The other sites are beautifully manicured but this one has been left largely unvisited, going by the state of the hardly used, overgrown path.

goats

Little goats followed us all over the site, nuzzling our bags for something to snack on

I’d forgotten to take along a drawing board but there was a conveniently placed notice board on the small site so I taped a piece of marbled Fabriano Accademica to it and drew quickly with a piece of carbon. We were up above the cliff and the wind was gusting, very chilly for drawing. When I marbled the paper some months ago, I used black oil paint mixed with a little turpentine. It was very smelly so I put it into the garden to dry, forgot about it and found the paper next day covered in holes nibbled by snails. I like the effect of the rough drawing of the rough cromlech on the rough paper.

drawing carn

7 Responses to “The Three Tombs”

  1. certainline October 19, 2015 at 10:08 #

    Once again, a terrific drawing, snail erosion and all!

  2. allesistgut October 19, 2015 at 07:58 #

    This is really great. Love this and the goats as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a happy day!

    • Rosie Scribblah October 19, 2015 at 08:16 #

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope our rain passed you by๐Ÿ˜Š

      • allesistgut October 19, 2015 at 08:25 #

        The rain passed by and now the sun is shining. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Phil Cooper October 19, 2015 at 06:14 #

    Awesome drawing!

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