A charcoal drawing of a childhood memory. An evening of great excitement and suspense because the moonflowers open with visible drama only at night. A painting of the same scene followed. Image size 13×15 inches.
A charcoal drawing of a summer picnic, from imagination. Image size 14×11 inches.
Women and Wine
A large charcoal drawing from imagination, developed from initial random lines. This first drawing has been used as the starting point of smaller paintings. Image size 16×23 inches.
A charcoal drawing of moated castle ruins where, on a summer evening, hot air balloons can be watched as they set off. Image size 10×9.5 inches.
An imagined subject drawn in charcoal. The cut off elements add to the overall feeling of movement. There is a theme of echoes and a struggle to balance the elements in the picture. As often happens, a painting was done based on the drawing but it didn’t have the same satisfaction for me. Image size 15×11 inches.
A charcoal drawing bringing together different scenes (with some liberty): a nice church with a bell ringing the Angelus but no services (and showing a fantastic art exhibition), a bent old lady feeding her chickens, neat crops and rolling fields. Image size 19×15 inches.
Waiting at St Sulpice
Charcoal drawing developed from a mini sketch done on site. There is our ‘leader’ Gordon a bit peeved everyone is late. There was no way to see the reportedly lovely garden and chateau behind the wall but the village had lots of delights and far-reaching views. Image size 17.5×12.5 inches.
A charcoal drawing based loosely on a glimpse into a below street level window in a small French town. How fascinating are these momentary views of other people and their lives! Image size 14×11.5 inches.
A charcoal drawing. Entirely imaginary. Image size 12×11.5 inches.
Washed out at Daddy’s River
A fun charcoal drawing done in response to the challenge in a group activity on the subject of ‘flood’. It is an imagined portrayal of an actual event when a swollen stream washed away a camping holiday. Image size 13×14.5 inches.
A charcoal drawing made from imagination but the theme is based on a childhood memory. Where are you now, Peter Barrow? Thank you for collecting the glow-worms. Image size 15×11.5 inches.
The Library Reading Group
A charcoal drawing made from imagination but based on real events. Discussion groups of any kind attract a variety of personalities! Image size 15×14 inches.