Unsettling Times

6 Jul

4 Cwmdonkin

It’s been an unsettling few days with the weirdest weather – torrential rain and gales in mid Summer, the death of a beloved elderly relative and the pandemic lockdown more or less lifted in the English part of the UK. Strange and tough times, I needed a short break from blogging and drawing. I went for a quiet walk this evening to Cwmdonkin Park, always a peaceful place for me, and I did a drawing of some of the trees into my Khadi sketchbook. Today I switched from Winsor & Newton fine willow charcoal to Daler Rowney medium willow charcoal sticks. They give a more robust line which forces me to work simply with little detail, pushing the drawing towards European Expressionism, which is alright by me.

5 Responses to “Unsettling Times”

  1. Phil Cooper July 7, 2020 at 11:24 #

    Sorry to hear it’s been a difficult time Rosie, best wishes from us here in Berlin. I love your charcoal drawings, they remind me of the expressionist drawings I see here in Germany 😊

    • Rosie Scribblah July 7, 2020 at 21:12 #

      Thank you Phil. I love German Expressionism, it’s my favourite period of art history.

  2. Helen Cherry July 6, 2020 at 22:21 #

    I’m so sorry you have lost a beloved elderly relative. My heart goes out to you x

    • Rosie Scribblah July 7, 2020 at 21:14 #

      Thank you Helen. We are lucky she didn’t go earlier in lockdown, she had family with her when she went and we can have something resembling a decent funeral. Strange and difficult times x

      • Helen Cherry July 7, 2020 at 21:31 #

        I am so glad for her and all the family that things were much more “normal” at the end. I believe that will help with the grieving process xx

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