“Distant views lets our imagination take us to places unknown,” by Mary
Our trip to New England last year for the leaf season began in the beautiful State of Connecticut with a hike up Talcott Mountain. The trail was a little steeper than we anticipated, but well the views made up for it – they were nothing short of spectacular and totally unexpected. It was quite the treat ~
Lookout Point on Talcott Mountain, a charcoal drawing (10×8) was done on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. My whole objective for this scene was to allow the tree to take center stage, all the while pushing the views way back into the distance – allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks along the way. Charcoal allowed me to leave out a lot of the detail, but still give the tree definition and grace as it sits atop the mountain.
BTW, WordPress had a glitch in updates it performed to the Reader last Friday, blocking some bloggers ability to comment on other blogs (thus my absence). They were able to fix the system last evening, all capability to comment has been restored.
Thanks for visiting ~ hope you have a lovely week.
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