The Coalfield Part 2

14 Mar

Big Pit 2c

Husb and I visited Big Pit / Pwll Mawr just outside the World Heritage Site town of Blaenavon. I had a scribble en plein air in my A4 spiral bound brown paper sketchbook. I stood on the grass up above the mining site and after quickly drawing the darker areas of the rugged mountainous landscape of the South Wales coalfield, I added highlights. There was a pronounced line of white above the very dark hilltops and more nebulous white in the sky and dappled over the land. Tomorrow – the final stage – with sanguine…..

We were out and about with a group of artists linked with The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir which currently has a group show of its gallery artists (I’m one of them) and a solo show from Norwegian artist Tobbe Malm, who creates extraordinary metal sculptures.

 

Last week was the opening of Swansea’s International Women’s Day exhibition at Cinema & Co. It was fantastic, loads of people there and lots of arty and fun things happening. Cinema & Co is putting on a terrific programme of films through the month because it’s also Women’s History Month. Please check out the programme here …..

wmd-invitation

 

 

I have put my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

St Elvis

4 Responses to “The Coalfield Part 2”

  1. kestrelart March 14, 2017 at 22:29 #

    I realise I’m too scared of drawing with just white and black,leaving so much bare paper to speak for itself .

    • Rosie Scribblah March 15, 2017 at 01:27 #

      It’s so tempting to fill the spaces, isn’t it?

      • kestrelart March 15, 2017 at 06:38 #

        I need to post my sketches from last weekend. You’ll see I struggled on just this point.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 15, 2017 at 10:15 #

      It comes with confidence I think. There’s a lot of pressure to put in as much detail as possible, but the spaces often convey more meaning.

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