18 Jan


Mud. Mud and standing stones. After a break of about three months I’m off out traipsing across the muddier parts of South Wales with filmmaker Melvyn Williams and pre-historian Dewi Bowen. There are still a lot of ancient monuments to be explored, recorded and drawn before Dewi is able to complete his new book. This small group is an unusual configuration called Llwyn Ddu, which translates from Welsh as Black Grove. It’s a strange place with a dark atmosphere so I drew onto a piece of paper I’d prepared with 2 layers of gesso and compressed charcoal. I had then rubbed different tones away with wire wool at random. I used black, white and sanguine conté crayons to draw with.


Mud, mud and more mud. A field in January on our way to the Llwyn Ddu standing stones.



I am putting my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to buy one, you can see them by clicking on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

St Elvis

4 Responses to “MUD!”

  1. Leonie Andrews January 20, 2017 at 01:12 #

    Poor white paper, it probably doesn’t deserve the ire it attracts.

  2. anna warren portfolio January 19, 2017 at 06:17 #

    Very nice – I love your prepared grounds, they really do ‘ground’ the work, if that doesn’t sound wrong!

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