Mountain Memorial

22 Apr

Carn Eiddil 2

Here’s another drawing I did en plein air up the Rhondda Valley last week. We stopped at a viewing place called Carn Eiddil and walked to the top of a pile of large rocks to look down the valley dropping away sharply beneath and there on the slope were loads of tiny memorials. They’re mostly crosses, some simply made of wood, others beautifully constructed from metal and most commemorate people, just a few are dedicated to pets.

 

 

I have put my series of drawings en plein air 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. This one is the legendary grave of Saint Elfys (Elvis) in Pembrokeshire, not for from the Presceli Mountains. Elfys? Presceli? Elvis Presley? Coincidence? hhhmmmm

St Elvis

4 Responses to “Mountain Memorial”

  1. alethakuschan April 24, 2017 at 23:45 #

    yes, what Phil said. Very emotional use of the marks and colors.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 25, 2017 at 09:40 #

      Thanks Aletha, it was very cold so I captured the essence rather than the detail

  2. Phil Cooper April 23, 2017 at 22:47 #

    this sketch is so moving Rosie, there’s a lot of emotion there, beautifully captured

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