Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Old Drawings #25



Hopper Mausoleum 2 (Charcoal, compressed charcoal, A2 cartridge)

It seemed appropriate to post the other drawing of the Mausoleum. Done at the same time, it shows the front of the building.

10 comments:

Serena said...

These drawings are wonderfully evocative. They remind me of Constable's more sombre work after his wife died, albeit tidier.
I've been looking at the grasses for ages- I wish you did tutorials!! The texture and movement is excellent. :o)

harrybell said...

Constable? I *am* in good company! If you're ever in the area, I'd be glad to give you a tutorial, but mostly it's in the combination of charcoal, erasing, fixing, compressed charcoal, more erasing and smudging, more fixing ....

April Jarocka said...

Hi Harry. Love the charcoal studies! I am a huge fan of b/w. I am interested to know what you're going to put on your new blog. Good luck with it and Merry Christmas!
April

harrybell said...

Merry Xmas to you, too, April! I didn't think anyone would notice the new blog. I set it up as an inducement to me to get moving on the (Almost) Painting A Day, but if I go down that route, there's quite a bit of setting up to do (PayPal, eBay etc), not to mention some actual painting! Watch that space. Oh, I see you are :D

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi harry
Charcoal is not a medium I have used in a long time. You make it look easy.
regards
Trevor

harrybell said...

I find it's a very painterly medium, Trevor, and I love it. But I don't show you the ones that didn't work! :)

April Jarocka said...

eBay.Hmmmn. I have considered this too. Have you done this before and was it a success for you?

harrybell said...

No I haven't. It's a strange new world to me.

Anonymous said...

I quite agree with what Serena said. "Evocative" is the word. Fine stuff, Harry.

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Bruce

harrybell said...

Thank you, Bruce. Your compliments mean a lot.