Thursday, 23 October 2008

Old Drawings #20


Blawearie Garden (Charcoal and pastel on cartridge paper, 20 x 33 ins)

I don't recall when the drawing was made, I'm afraid, and I hadn't intended to post another Old Drawing so soon, but this one seemed apposite. My friend The Architect is off work for a couple of weeks, so he suggested that he and I and Mrs Sums should walk across Bewick Moor to Blawearie today. As I've said before, it's one of my most favourite places and I was looking forward not only to the walk, but to maybe getting a little sketching done. The Architect is an artist too, so I reckon he'd have been amenable to a short delay in the walk to make a drawing or two.

It was not to be. The weather has been quite pleasant so far this week, but for one day only it's due to visit us with gale force winds and lashing rain. Not the sort of weather you really want on Bewick Moor, where the only shelter is at Blawearie.

4 comments:

virtual voyage said...

Enjoyed following these links through; and reminded me of old acrylic sketches of Brimham Rocks - one of my favourite places. Particularly liked your conte/ Sutherland examples.

harrybell said...

I've always fancied seeing Brimham Rocks, but it hasn't happened so far.

Casey Klahn said...

Very enjoyable. Thanks for posting this one!

harrybell said...

Thanks, casey. Glad it was of interest.