Misty Mountain

2 Jan

kilns 1

Husb and I joined one of our nieces for a walk today on part of the Black Mountain north of Brynaman. Between the holidays (lots of pyjama days) and the awful torrential rain and storms, we’ve been going a bit stir crazy so despite the dire weather forecast, we thought we’d head on up the mountain and see if we could get a bit of a walk to blow away the cobwebs. On a clear day, the views are spectacular but, although it was quite mild with no rain, there was very low cloud and thick mist so we stuck to a well marked path and had a decent hour’s walk heading north-east from the car park to a limestone quarry and kilns. The path was too treacherous, stony and very muddy, for me to sketch while walking so I took digital photos on my Samsung phone to draw from in the warmth of home. I used simple materials, a white conte crayon into my Daler Rowney Ebony sketchbook (A4 spiral bound). There’s a slight texture to the paper which suits the misty atmosphere and I used the crayon along its flat side rather than the point, using a bit of smudging with my finger in places. It’s a fascinating area, geologically and historically and I’ll do some more drawings over the next few days.

8 Responses to “Misty Mountain”

  1. allesistgut January 4, 2016 at 09:03 #

    Wow, this is gorgeous!!!!

  2. Leonie Andrews January 3, 2016 at 07:58 #

    You can feel the atmosphere and all your manoir (??) noir practice is really coming through in this work.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 3, 2016 at 08:01 #

      Thank you. Yes I am very excited by the way the manier noir is influencing these recent drawings in the church and now this. Manier noir is a very complex and specific technique and this is so terribly simple and minimal. I am having a great time with it.

  3. anisioluiz2008 January 2, 2016 at 23:43 #

    Reblogged this on O SOL NASCERÁ….

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