Then Came The Deluge

27 Jun

3 Cwmdonkin

 

Husb and I went for our daily authorised exercise today and ended up in the lovely Cwmdonkin Park where I stopped to draw this very striking row of trees. I laid down the basic details with willow charcoal into a Khadi sketchbook – then the heaven’s opened and a deluge of Biblical proportions hit! I ran under a large tree and managed to spray the sketch with fixative before it got smudged. I like it though. It’s the quickest one I’ve done and has the least detail. But I think it also has the most dynamism – it’s getting towards an Expressionistic style. I love European Expressionism so I’m well chuffed with it. The weather forced me to be much braver and more spontaneous than I would normally be.

4 Responses to “Then Came The Deluge”

  1. Phil Cooper June 28, 2020 at 11:37 #

    Oh yes, expressionist indeed, love it!

  2. Leonie Andrews June 28, 2020 at 03:41 #

    You are right those bold diagonal lines in the trees are very strong. Would make a very satisfying lino cut I think.

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