“It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white … A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour. ” – Winslow Homer
Cove View, a charcoal/graphite drawing (8×10) was produced on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. It was my intention to have the cliff-side stand alone, dark and nondescript (except for the walkway, a special trail area to absorb the ocean and cove view) so charcoal was my go-to for that aspect of this drawing. The clouded, sunlit sky and water on the other hand are what brings magic to the scene – it called for graphite (the reflective sister) to do its thing. Winslow knew the secret to black and white art, no matter the media – there is a certain magic that comes from the contrast these two create.
We came upon this scene during a trip to the Maine coast – it is a walking trail connected to Fort Williams – Portland Headlight State Park.
Thank you for visiting – hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Please don’t copy or use the image without receiving my permission first – see disclosure on the right panel.