The Old Quarry

3 Jan

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I’ve been looking at the photos I took yesterday up on the Black Mountain, selecting some for sketches. I’m using a white conte crayon, which is quite chunky, into a Daler Rowney ‘Ebony’ spiral bound A4 sketchbook. Here’s Husb and Number One Niece walking around the site of the old lime kilns and quarry.

Quarrying took place for around 200 years, from the early Industrial Revolution until the mid 20th century and has left its mark on the landscape. There are some very well marked walks taking in the industrial history of the area. It was unseasonably warm but very misty, we were up high and there was very low cloud over the mountain. It’s not easy to draw small figures with the blunt crayon but I don’t want to transfer to ink and fine detail. I like working out of my comfort zone.

8 Responses to “The Old Quarry”

  1. Koz Myk January 4, 2016 at 17:41 #

    Have you seen the “frozen” waterfall, up by there it is? Calcium salt deposits. I might have mentioned it before… 30 U 441379.01 m E 5745587.46 m N (51° 51.480′ N 3° 51.073′ W)

  2. mrsdaffodil January 4, 2016 at 16:40 #

    Very nice sketch. It would make a good print.

  3. Jo Dunn January 4, 2016 at 11:15 #

    I thought the elves lived in Wales, not Iceland? Happy New Year, Rosie! I like your white sketch

  4. allesistgut January 4, 2016 at 08:56 #

    Lovely sketch. It looks a little bit like Iceland. Happy New Year!!! 😉

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