“Drawing the landscape is a way to feel the work of Mother Nature” by Mary
One year ago I drew a landscape that always seemed to call me back, like it just needed something to give it more life, a punch if you will. I wasn’t quite on page with what it needed and then suddenly it hit me – work the middle ground giving it some depth, enhance and dramatize the foreground tree. So I went back into it and gave it one more shot ~
Meadow Light, a drawing (8×10) that was done with graphite, charcoal and carbon on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. I wanted the foreground tree to be more substantial, so I sprayed it with a fixative to give it more texture and using carbon and charcoal it was enlarged with the cracks and crevices given more depth from lower values and exaggeration. Then I went to work on the middle ground, it was missing personality, so some of the sunlight rays were eliminated and shrubs, trees/stubs were added with some definition. Yes, this drawing finally spoke to me ~
Here is the final drawing, Meadow Light
The original drawing from 2/2016
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